Automotive Technology | AAS - Western Iowa Tech Western Iowa Tech Community College

Automotive Technology | AAS

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

Associate of Applied Science


Sioux City Campus

Eligible for Free Tuition/Last Dollar Scholarship


Admissions Advisor

Lorena Carmona
Career Navigator
Call  712.317.3301
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book Appointment

Career Information

Repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system.  


Required Classes

For a list of current required classes, visit our catalog at:

Faculty and Staff

Shane Sampson
Automotive Technology Instructor
Call  712.317.3165
Sioux City Campus, ITC Room H302
John Kraemer
Automotive Technology Instructor
Call  712.317.3208
Sioux City Campus, ITC Room H302

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* 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.

** The cost of books varies per program.