Automotive Mechanics

Auto Tech, 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

$9,504*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $10,656*
Program Supplies: $2,500 - 4,500

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$23,557 - 54,257

Estimated annual salary range for Auto Tech, Mechanics and Transportation graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

Potential Careers

  • ASE Master Mechanic
  • Auto Collision Tech
  • Auto Technician/Mechanic
  • 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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Academic requirements, program details and any additional admission requirements for this program can be found on the program page in the college catalog.

Joseph Cusic

Joseph Cusic
Auto Mechanics Instructor

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