Automotive: Powertrain & Driveline Certificate

About the Program

The Automotive Technology: Powertrain and Driveline Certificate program will provide you with the fundamentals of electricity and electronics, as well as a basis in chassis and engine electronics, so that you can begin entry-level work, or advance your career in the automotive repair industry.

Students in this program benefit from hands-on experience in our automotive facilities, which were recently remodeled.

In this program, you will also complete a paid internship. Many of the same employers who offer internships to Iowa Western students also hire our graduates full-time after completing the internship.  

Career Information

This certificate program is designed for current workers needing additional education in specific areas or students wanting to specialize in a particular area before entering the workforce. This program teaches the fundamentals of automotive engine and driveline diagnosis. In addition, it will give you a strong foundation in repair and reconditioning procedures. Upon completion of this one-semester program, graduates are prepared for an entry-level position as an engine repair specialist or a transmission/driveline repair specialist. Students who wish to earn an advanced degree should major in Automotive Technology and earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.  

Salary Information

Salary: Regional
Entry Level: $8 to $10/hour

* Salary information from the Iowa Western Program Chair.

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Spring Only
Program Length: 1 Semester
Award: Certificate
Accreditation: National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) & Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Average Class Size: 15
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus