Automotive Mechanics

Aviation, Power Mechanics and Transportation

In this age of rapidly changing technology, the automotive repair field demands personnel who are trained in the latest methods of diagnosis and repair. If you are mechanically inclined and willing to learn the necessary skills, you will find many opportunities in the automotive field. Instruction is provided in the basic skills as well as on modern, up-to-date diagnostic equipment.

After completing the necessary coursework, students should be prepared to take exams to receive certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in the following areas: automatic transmission/transaxle, brakes, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering.

Award: Diploma
Credits: 48
Locations: Peosta
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program

$9,792*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $10,944*
Program Supplies: $5,035

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$52,914

Estimated annual salary for Automotive Mechanics graduates represents median annual wage from EMSI's Analyst, Career Coach and Institutional Research data.

Potential Careers

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Ag Equipment Service Technician
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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, or SAT® test scores. Reading and writing scores are valid for three years, and math scores are valid for two years. 
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Joseph Cusic

Joseph Cusic
Auto Mechanics Instructor

  • Email: cusicj@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2237
  • Location: Peosta