Automotive Technology, Power Mechanics and Transportation

The Automotive Technology, Power Mechanics and Transportation programs train students in the latest technology required to be successful as an auto, diesel or John Deere technician or equipment mechanic. Students in these fields are detail oriented, enjoy working in hands-on environments and are able to troubleshoot complex mechanical problems.

The estimated  salary range for Automotive Technology, Power Mechanics and Transportation graduates is $17,534 - $54,641*.


Program TitleAward
Automotive Mechanics Diploma
Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Career Pathway Certificate
Diesel Mechanics Diploma
John Deere TECH Associate of Applied Science

Advantages of Auto Technology, Mechanics and Transportation


Automotive, diesel and John Deere mechanics are in demand in a variety of different settings including car dealerships, auto service and retail outlets, agriculture equipment retail centers and logistics departments. This field allows individuals to specialize their talents in a particular field by continuing their training.

In Demand in Iowa

The need for graduates from Automotive Technology, Power Mechanics and Transportation programs is steady, with growth rates between 8-28% percent, meaning it is favorable for program graduates to find employment in northeast Iowa and across the state!

*Salary and Growth Rate Source: Institutional Effectiveness; Salary range represents 10th-90th percentile earnings for related occupations in the NICC district.

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For credit degree programs, contact:

Admissions Office
Calmar: 800.728.2256, ext. 376
Peosta: 800.728.7367, ext. 259
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For career pathway certificate programs, contact:

Business and Community Solutions
Calmar Area

563.562.3263, ext. 399
800.728.2256, ext. 399

Business and Community Solutions
Dubuque Area

563.557.8271, ext. 380
888.642.2338, ext. 380