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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.

The Iowa Central Automotive Technology Program is NATEF Certified.

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

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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