Automotive Technology

Power Mechanics and Transportation

You will graduate from this program with the high-tech, industry-leading skills automotive shops are looking for and spend much of your time in a full-service auto lab right on campus, learning to diagnose, document and complete repairs on customer vehicles. You will learn theory, diagnosis and tune-up, electrical and hydraulic systems, automatic transmissions, engines, emission controls, fuel systems, brake systems, suspensions systems and hybrid vehicle systems from instructors who are ASE Master Certified Technicians.

The program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation as a Master Automobile Service Technology program. Students can earn their ASE Entry-Level certification right on campus. Students also earn certification in EPA 609 Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling and Safety and Pollution Prevention. If you love cars, learning how they work and how to fix them, this program is the perfect fit for you.

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Credits: 77
Locations: Calmar
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program


Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $19,389*
Program Supplies: $5,200

There are many options available for tuition savings. Contact the Admissions or Financial Aid office for more information.

Financial Aid Info
  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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Review program courses, admissions and academic requirements.

The automotive training program at Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar has received accreditation by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation.

The Automotive Technology program maintains formal articulation agreements with the institutions listed below. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements. Learn more about transferring from NICC.

Dennis Bolsinger

Dennis Bolsinger, ASE Master, G1 and L1 Certified
Automotive Technology Instructor

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  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1344
  • Location: Calmar
Todd Hills

Todd Hills, ASE Master, G1 & L3 Certified
Automotive Technology Instructor

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1246
  • Location: Calmar