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The University of the Aftermarket, through Northwood University, is accepting registration for online courses for automotive-industry professionals to earn continuing-education units to obtain special industry designations. 

“Our Distance Education program offers in-depth, semester-long business skills classes taught by Northwood University faculty,” said Thomas Litzinger, executive director of the University of the Aftermarket. “We collaborate with companies, associations, and groups throughout the motor vehicle aftermarket to create custom industry-specific educational programs.”

The CEUs can be used toward AAP, ACP and MAAP designations, and translate into college credits toward an associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree.

“Northwood University and the University of the Aftermarket recently enhanced our ACP, AAP and MAAP designations, and we are introducing a SPAAP designation,” Litzinger stated. “Our industry designations are designed to promote continuous education within the automotive industry and to recognize professionals who are committed to personal and professional growth.”

SPAAP is designed for industry executives who want to take the next step in their educational journey by participating in rigorous master’s-level coursework. 

“Our SPAAP will set the new standard for excellence in education for our industry and will be highly sought after by leading executives,” Litzinger added. “The development of our SPAAP designation indicates the University of the Aftermarket’s dedication to the Automotive Aftermarket, to continuous education and to the empowerment of the human condition.”

The University of Aftermarket, through Northwood University, provides a number of online classes for industry professionals, including:

  • Strategic sales and marketing
  • Heavy-duty parts and service marketing
  • Aftermarket field sales management
  • Business law
  • Principles of management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Business productivity software
  • Principals of marketing
  • Selling & sales management
  • Consumer behavior
  • World culture and customs
  • The culture of leadership

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