Automotive Technology at Iowa Central
Automotive Technology
Career Options / Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology Program

The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment in the fast paced, ever-changing, high technology automotive service industry and to update those currently employed in the automotive industry. During the first year of the program, students develop competence in servicing today's automotive systems and additional diagnostic and repair expertise on automotive engines, heating and air conditioning systems, fuel and exhaust systems, ignition and emission systems, and suspension and steering systems. During the second year of the program, the diagnostic and repair emphasis is concentrated in the areas of advanced engine repair, manual transmissions and trans-axles, automatic transmissions and trans-axles, automotive electronics, power train control systems, and advanced brake systems. Upon successful completion of the Automotive Technology course of study, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Automotive Technology Scholarships


In addition to General, Foundation, and External Scholarship opportunities there are many other scholarships available for Automotive Technology Program students. Check out the links below and see what scholarships might be available for you!

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Career Outlook


According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor there are over 120,000 job openings in automotive dealerships alone. To reflect this, we normally have 6-8 jobs each semester within an hour’s drive of Ft. Dodge that we can’t fill. There are many directions and opportunities that come from this degree. Below is a list of where our graduates have placed jobs in the local areas.

  • Dealerships
  • Independent Shops
  • Transmission Shops
  • State and County Shed
  • Ethanol Plants
  • Implement Dealers
  • Tyson
  • Silgan
  • Goodyear/Firestone/Sears

Contact Us


Advisors

Melinda Hart
Advisor
515-574-1014
hart_m@iowacentral.edu

Instructors

I chose Iowa Central because it provided an extremely good opportunity for me to have a successful path in my chiropractic endeavors. My favorite memory here at Iowa Central was meeting so many people who I know continue to have an impact on my life down the road.

Kyle Wille
Pre-Chiropractic
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