Automotive Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree, Diploma, Certificate


ASE CertifiedMaster 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

Automotive Safety

Inside the shop

Automotive Safety

Learn to stay safe under the hood and chassis.

Auto Electricity

Run with it!

Auto Electricity

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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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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Program Standards

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.

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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.

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ASE Certified

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.

student holding a sockent wrench to work on part

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.

Student talking with advisor

Career Services

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.

Automotive student working in auto lab with power tools

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.


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.

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Automotive Technology: Locations

Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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