This certificate prepares you to rebuild manual and automatic transmissions. Upon completion of the certificate, you will be prepared to complete fundamental tasks related to transmission repairs and replacements.

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: $2,112.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $2,123.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
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 Drive Train | Cert

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
AUT 115 Automotive Shop Safety 1
AUT 304 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 4
AUT 205 Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 5

All students must attend the summer Program Orientation, or must meet/contact their Automotive Drive Train program advisor prior to taking their first course.

All part-time students must meet with an Automotive Drive Train program advisor to develop a sequential Plan of Study prior to taking their first course. (failure to do so may result in the student taking longer to complete the program)

Students must take their program core courses in sequence, and during the same semester as is reflected on the published Plan of Study.

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