Automotive Mechanics

Aviation, Power Mechanics and Transportation

While classroom instruction is an important component of the program, you will spend a majority of your time in a full-service auto mechanics lab right on campus, learning to diagnose, document and complete repairs. The lab offers advanced diagnostic equipment to assist in work on automatic transmission/transaxle, brakes, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drivetrain and axles, suspension and steering. You will apply automotive theory while completing repair work while demonstrating accuracy, proficiency and quality.

More than 85 percent of students completing this program are hired as mechanics, with many hired before graduation. You will be prepared to take certification exams by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a leading indicator of mechanic quality and aptitude.

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

Paying for the Program

$10,032*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $11,184*
Program Supplies: $5,085

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