The Automotive Technology program is a two-year degree program designed to prepare you to perform a wide range of diagnostics, repairs, and preventative maintenance on automobiles and light trucks. You will have the opportunity to learn in an industry certified facility.

You will have extensive hands-on training in engine overhaul, manual and automatic drive train, front end alignment, brake service and repair, fuel systems, ignition system, and air conditioning. In addition, the program provides training in electrical and electronic control systems, engine performance diagnosis, and on-board computerized engine control systems diagnosis.

The majority of graduates will work in dealerships, independent repair shops, fleet service facilities, and service stations. Over 20 percent will be self-employed.

All Auto Technology students are required to have their own personal tool set to use for classroom/lab projects. You will be in the lab and working the first day of class and tools are required. View the Tools and Purchasing Procedures

To register or if you have questions:

Nicholas Demke
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $12,480.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,545.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Tools: $5,524.60
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Required Classes for Automotive Technology | AAS

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
AUT 115 Automotive Shop Safety 1
AUT 615 Automotive Electricity/Electronics 4
AUT 633 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUT 671 Automotive Body Computer Systems 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
PSY 102 Human & Work Relations 3
AUT 807 Automotive Engine Performance 5
AUT 838 Automotive Advanced Fuel and Ignition Systems 5
AUT 947 Practicum 4
ART 186 Digital Photography 3
AUT 703 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AUT 205 Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 5
AUT 304 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 4
BCA 206 Applied Computer Concepts 3
AUT 101 Introduction to Automotive Engine Repair 1
AUT 163 Automotive Engine Repair 3
AUT 141 Introduction to Automotive Brake Systems 1
AUT 502 Automotive Brake Systems 2
AUT 128 Introduction to Automotive Suspension and Steering 1
AUT 401 Automotive Suspension and Steering 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3

Entrance Requirements

Submit your official high school/college transcripts to

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

John Kraemer
Automotive Technology Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1466
Sioux City Campus, ITC Room H302
Shane Sampson
Automotive Technology Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1310
Sioux City Campus Room H302
Greg Strong
Division Chair
712.274.8733 Ext. 1480
Sioux City, Room B109


Advisory Board

Jeremy Bates Budget Motors
Kurt Blankenburg Knoepfler Chevrolet
Randy Briggs Carquest
Rick Courey Alignment Specialists
Mike Dickson Alignment Specialists
Jay Tompkins Billion GMC Cadillac
Stuart Eickhold Certified Auto Repair
Tim Engle A1 Auto Service
Paul Fischer Le Mars Community Schools
Justin Schlake Certified Auto Repair
Chad Golladay Total Motors
Doyle Hoxsie Certified Auto