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Fueling Your Success in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry.

There are more older vehicles on the road today than at any time in history. The need to customize cars is on the rise. These trends are fueling an enormous opportunity for careers in the aftermarket industry.

At NU, you’ll immediately begin taking courses in your major and have opportunities to engage in real-world experiences. Participate in AAPEX/SEMA, one of the world’s largest automotive trade shows. Land an internship with big-name companies, such as Vipar Heavy Duty, Delphi, Edelbrock, and NGK.

Real industry feedback: pitch your senior capstone project to leading industry professionals in the aftermarket.


Leave Your Print. Lead The Pack.

Northwood University is an international leader in free-enterprise education.

Pursue Industry Excellence in Aftermarket

Hear from Bill Hanvey, the head of the Auto Care Association – which represents the entire aftermarket supply chain — on why Northwood Automotive Aftermarket students are sought by employers in this $400 billion global market.

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Aftermarket Club project car

Aftermarket Club

Students in this program are fueled by their passions for cars, the aftermarket, and turning this passion into a career someday. We want to share that passion with the world. Get hands-on experience with a project vehicle: the 1989 BMW E30 325is.

Shot from AAPEX 2023


AAPEX represents the more than $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket and features 2,700 exhibiting companies from 44 countries. Northwood Students work with sponsoring companies to attend the show, work in the trade show booths, attend client meetings, and network with industry contacts and Northwood alumni.

Vibrant colored car engine


The SEMA Show is the premier industry trade show for automotive specialty equipment manufacturers. Over 2,400 companies exhibit and display the hottest products that enhance performance. Our Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket students attend the show and get to work with companies during this exciting industry event.

What Jobs Can You Get with an Automotive Aftermarket Degree?

Automotive Aftermarket Management can be found in almost every industry. Students often look for internships or employment opportunities on a local and global level.

  • Automotive Aftermarket Parts Alliance
  • ACDelco
  • Aerotek Automotive
  • American Honda Motor Company
  • Bendix BWD Automotive
  • Clevite Engine Parts
  • Dana Engine Management
  • Delphi Automotive Systems
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Epicor Software Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • HALSCOTT Consulting, Inc.
  • Hendrick Automotive Group
  • K&N Engineering, Inc.
  • Martin-Senour Automotive Finishes
  • Muskegon Brake & Distributing Company
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • Penske Truck Leasing
  • Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
  • Tenneco

Forge Your Path Forward