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2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Automotive Technology, AAS

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The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment in the fast paced, ever-changing, high technology automotive service industry and to update those currently employed in the automotive industry. During the first year of the program, students develop competence in servicing today’s automotive systems and additional diagnostic and repair expertise on automotive engines, heating and air conditioning systems, fuel and exhaust systems, ignition and emission systems, and suspension and steering systems. During the second year of the program, the diagnostic and repair emphasis is concentrated in the areas of advanced engine repair, manual transmissions and trans-axles, automatic transmissions and trans-axles, automotive electronics, power train control systems, and advanced brake systems. Upon successful completion of the Automotive Technology course of study, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 75
Campus: Fort Dodge
Department: Career and Technical Education
CIP#: 47.06040200

Program Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate automotive professionalism according to the automotive technologies program policies.
  2. Students will practice effective communication of appropriate repair and diagnostic information.
  3. Students will demonstrate their ability to analyze customer concerns and make appropriate estimates and repairs.

Program of Study

AAS Degree Total Hours: 75


Program Requirement: Must pass all core program courses with the prefix AUT with a “C” or better for the semester prior to the one in which they are currently enrolling Any exception will have to be approved in writing by the Program Coordinator or Division Dean.

Graduation Requirement: Must pass all core program courses with the prefix AUT with a “C” or better.

Because of changes in technology, students taking programs over an extended period of time may be advised to retake courses to update skills and competencies.

Footnotes for Degree Requirements:

1 Required general education course.

2 Required elective course.

3 Institutional requirement.

4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List  .

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental, or marital status.

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Stacy Ihrig, Executive Director of Human Resources, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 50501, Telephone: (515)-574-1138, Email:, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Facsimile: (313) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email:

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