Automotive Technology FAQ's
Just the Facts
Program Start Term: Fall and Spring
Program Length: 4 Semesters, 2 Summer
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) & Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
Number of Majors: 65
Average Class Size: 15
Program Capacity: 40
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus
What makes this program unique compared to other Automotive programs?
Iowa Western’s Automotive facilities are fully-equipped and state-of-the-art. All automotive instructors are ASE certified, and our students get valuable hands-on experience in our automotive labs and by participating in internships. In addition, we offer five different automotive programs, including a two-year degree program, a one-year diploma program, and three one-semester certificate programs.
What are the admissions requirements for this program?
All Iowa Western students are required to submit an Application for Admission, complete placement testing, and submit official copies of high school and college transcripts. In addition to the college admission requirements, the Automotive program also requires students to meet some additional admissions criteria. To view or print the eligibility requirements for this program, visit our Additional Requirements page.
What is your job placement rate?
100% of our graduates that intend to work in the automotive industry become employed. Our graduates have gone on to work for all of the major manufacturing companies, as well as NASCAR and Top Fuel Dragster teams.
Is this program accredited?
Our program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
Are scholarships available?
Iowa Western awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships each year. Visit our Scholarship Page for more information.