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.


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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Contact our High School Team

Liz Bloom

Liz Bloom

Advises High School Concurrent: Camanche and Northeast


Holly Hansen

Holly Hansen

Advises High School Concurrent: Cal-Wheat and DeWitt Central


Lorene McLaughlin

Lorene McLaughlin

Advises High School Concurrent: Bellevue and Maquoketa


Joe Shovlain

Joe Shovlain

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Advises High School Concurrent: Clinton, Career Academies

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Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Advises High School Concurrent: Durant and Muscatine

Theresa Putnam Genz

Theresa Putnam Genz

Advises High School Concurrent: Columbus Junction and Louisa-Muscatine

Molly Gleason

Molly Gleason

Advises High School Concurrent: Assumption and Davenport North


Lori Perez

Lori Perez

Advises High School Concurrent: Davenport Central, Davenport West, and North Scott


Jill Spengler

Jill Spengler

Advises High School Concurrent: Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley

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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