Degree, Certificate or Diploma
2,259 Jobs (2020)
-1.6% Change from 2020-2025
Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area, and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves
What will you do
Automotive Mechanics is designed to place students into the work force upon completion of the ten-month diploma. Students in this program build the skills needed to become competent entry-level service mechanics, with emphasis on maintenance and general light repairs. The need for more mechanics and technicians will continue to increase at an above-average rate, and those who are certified will be in even higher demand. Historically, nearly 100 percent of graduates from this program have located positions in the field, finding employment in independent repair shops and franchise stores. Students who wish to complete an advanced degree may continue on to complete the Automotive Technology program and earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.
- Entry: $13.39
- Average: $18.78
- Experienced: $32.56
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AUT 119 - Introduction to Automotive Technology
AUT 615 - Automotive Electricity/Electronics
AUT 116 - Automotive Technology Lab I
MAT 743 - Technical Math
AUT 524 - Automotive Brake Systems and Service
AUT 404 - Automotive Suspension and Steering
AUT 220 - Automotive Technology Lab II
ENG 110 - Writing For The Workplace
AUT 837 - Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
WEL 117 - General Welding
AUT 249 - Automotive Technology Lab III
Total Semester Hours Required: 41.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Apply safe work practices in accordance with industry standards.
- Demonstrate an understanding of employment opportunities and basic organization in these businesses.
- Demonstrate a general knowledge of automotive systems and terminology.
- Demonstrate the use of appropriate shop practices while performing repairs.
- Utilize appropriate service information while performing service and repairs.
- Demonstrate industry appropriate employability skills.
- Evaluate a vehicle and recommend needed maintenance and/or repairs.
- Select and operate the correct tool or diagnostic equipment during the performance of service operations, diagnosis, or repair of vehicles.
- Demonstrate technical knowledge and understanding necessary to complete applied tasks in each service area.
- Evaluate the vehicle system or component failures to determine the cause.
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