Automotive Academy

Begin Your Automotive Technology Career Now

Earn your Automotive Service Technician Certificate before you graduate, for free! Join the EICC Automotive Academy and get hands-on as you study automotive brake and electrical systems. After high school, that certificate can land you an entry level position in the industry or keep going. Build on your certificate with an EICC Automotive Technology diploma or AAS degree.

Our program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation for Automotive Service Excellence, which is why employers seek out our college graduates, 99% of which are working in this field. 

Earn your Automotive Certificate

During high school

  • AUT:115 Automotive Shop Safety, 1 credit
  • AUT:606 Basic Automotive Electricity/Electronics, 3 credits
  • AUT:524 Auto Brake Systems and Service, 4 credits

  • AUT:614 Automotive Electrical I, 3 credits
  • AUT:404 Automotive Suspension and Steering, 4 credits

Award: Automotive Certificate (15 credits)

Finish your degree after high school

  • AUT:704 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, 4 credits

  • AUT:232 Automotive Transmissions I, 3 credits
  • AUT:802 Engine Performance I, 3 credits
  • AUT:164 Automotive Engine Repair, 4 credits
  • AUT:304 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles, 4 credits
  • COM:102 Communication Skills OR ENG:105 Composition I, 3 credits

Award: Automotive Technology Diploma (36 credits)

  • AUT:233 Automotive Transmissions II, 3 credits
  • AUT:656 Automotive Electrical II, 4 credits
  • AUT:811 Engine Performance II, 4 credits
  • HUM:105 Working in America OR HUM:110 Changes and Choices, 3 credits
  • WEL:331 Welding Fundamentals, 2 credits

  • AUT:913 Technical Internship, 4 credits
  • AUT:817 Automotive Engine Performance III, 3 credits
  • BCA:188 Computer Fund for Techs, 3 credits
  • MAT:104 Applied Math Topics OR MAT:110 Math for Liberal Arts, 3 credits
  • PSY:213 Industrial & Organizational Psych, 3 credits

Award: Automotive Technology AAS Degree (68 credits)

Your Career in Automotive Technology

Turn your love of cars and trucks into your career. Your degree will prepare you to pass certification exams in all of the following eight areas: Engine Repair, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Brakes, Heating & Air Conditioning, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Suspension & Steering, Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Engine Performance. 

You might work in a shop as a general line technician, or in a specialty that specializes in certain areas of the vehicle such as brakes or transmissions. You might also work in related areas such as service advising or parts distribution. 

Clinton Career Advancement Center Welding Lab

Career Advancement Centers

Brand new ultramodern facilities for career and technical education programs, including automotive tech, culinary, healthcare, welding, and more. Enjoy multi-purpose labs, classrooms, and a large common area. Your successful career starts here.

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Kim Miller, Automotive Technology Instructor, posing in Muscatine's Auto Tech lab
“Believe it or not, it is artistic, too. It is a great career for someone who isn’t worried about getting dirty sometimes. There are so many dealerships, small shops, oil change businesses, parts shops. There is a dire need for technicians, and it is lucrative. You can make good money at it.”
Kim Miller, Automotive Technology Instructor
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Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

Employment and Wage Outlook

Contact our High School Team

Concurrent Advisors

Joe Shovlain

Joe Shovlain

Concurrent Advisor
jshovlain@eicc.edu
563-244-7014

Office 100B
Advises High School Concurrent: Clinton, Career Academies

Schedule an appointment with Joe

 

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Holly Hansen

Holly Hansen

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
hmhansen@eicc.edu
563-441-4004
Serves Cal-Wheat and DeWitt Central High Schools

 

Lorene McLaughlin

Lorene McLaughlin

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
ltmclaughlin@eicc.edu
563-244-7192
Serves Bellevue and Maquoketa High Schools

 

Marla Schultz

Marla Schultz

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
mshultz@eicc.edu
563-244-7131
Serves Camanche and Northeast High Schools

Concurrent Advisors

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Concurrent Advisor
acalderon-flores@eicc.edu
563-288-6035
Advises Durant and Muscatine High Schools

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Mikayla Cardenas

Mikayla Cardenas

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
micardenas@eicc.edu
Serves Muscatine High School

 

Theresa Putnam Genz

Theresa Putnam Genz

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
tputnamgenz@eicc.edu
563-288-6047
Serves Columbus Junction and Louisa-Muscatine High Schools

Sara Schnepper

Sara Schnepper

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
sschnepper@eicc.edu
Serves Wilton and West Liberty High Schools

Concurrent Advisors

Molly Gleason

Molly Gleason

Concurrent Advisor
mmgleason@eicc.edu
563-336-5241
Advises Assumption, Davenport Central and Davenport North High Schools

 

Lori Perez

Lori Perez

Concurrent Advisor
ljperez@eicc.edu
563-441-4057
Advises Davenport West and North Scott High Schools

 

Jill Spengler

Jill Spengler

Concurrent Advisor
jmspengler@eicc.edu
563-441-4137
Advises Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High Schools

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Patricia Madden

Patricia Madden

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
pamadden@eicc.edu
Serves North Scott High School

Automotive Academy: Locations

Clinton Community College Career Advancement Center building

Clinton Career Advancement Center

1210 11th Ave. S.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Career Advancement Center

Muscatine Career Advancement Center

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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