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Master the high-tech field of automotive technology. Our hands-on program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). This is a high-demand, well-paid industry. Ask our graduates—99% are working in this field. Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship may cover your tuition.
What You Learn in Automotive Technology
Use sophisticated diagnostic equipment to service a range of vehicles. Study brake systems, steering, electrical circuits, and transmissions. Get plenty of hands-on practice under the hood. Leave here with a toolbox of skills and up to eight industry-standard certifications.
What Can I do With an Automotive Technology Degree?
Choose from many roads in the Automotive Technology industry. Work as a hands-on technician, advisor, or service manager. Sell parts or cars and trucks. Keep a city's wide-ranging fleet of emergency, park, road, and sanitation vehicles running smooth. Your EICC education prepares you to work in small shops and large dealerships, in parts distribution and service advising.
A Solid Foundation
Inside the shop
Learn to stay safe under the hood and chassis.
Run with it!
Powered by today's electronics and steadfast mechanical principals.
Brake Systems & Service
Brake Systems & Service
Learn disc and drum brakes, power and conventional systems, and more.
Suspension & Steering
Make it smooth
Suspension & Steering
Keep suspension and steering systems in top condition.
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All students in the Automotive Technology program are expected to meet certain technical standards that are essential to the successful completion of all phases of the program, and that reflect industry requirements and standards.LEARN MORE ABOUT Program Standards
Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship
You may be eligible to earn a degree in this high-demand field for zero tuition costs! You file for financial aid, and if your Expected Family Contribution is at or below $20,000, the state covers the remaining balance beyond the aid for which you are eligible. More than two dozen career programs qualify, including this one. File your FAFSA by July 15.Learn More
Our Automotive Technology program was the first in Iowa to achieve master certification in Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). And we want the same for our graduates. They leave here prepared to pass certification tests in eight areas: Engine Repair, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Brakes, Heating & Air Conditioning, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Suspension & Steering, Electrical/Electronics Systems, and Engine Performance.
Invest in your future career
You need the 'tools of the trade' to get started in this program, and throughout your career, too. This equipment will cost an estimated $1,000 - $4,000, but don't worry, you may qualify for programs to help cover the expense. We also invite vendors, like Snap-On, to campus. Some offer up to a 50% discount if you buy off the truck. Questions? Please ask. We're here to help.
EICC’s Career Services department helps you refine goals, search for jobs, and launch a profession. Looking for work or an internship? Regional and national employers post openings on our job posting site. Upload your resume. Refresh it first using our free online tool. Meet with an EICC career coordinator to do a mock interview or to learn more about career pathways.REACH YOUR CAREER GOALS
Start in High School
Get a jump on your college education while you are in high school. Through our Career Academies, complete a semester to a full year of courses. It's free and cuts down on the time you spend completing your EICC degree, often in half. Save time and money, and launch your career sooner.LEARN MORE ABOUT CAREER ACADEMIES
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
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How to Pay for EICC
College is more affordable than you think, especially when you factor in federal and state aid, loan options, scholarships, institutional grants, and Work-Study.
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