Automotive Technology

Like to work with your hands? We do too. Don’t sit at a desk when you could be driving, racing, fixing, rebuilding, restoring, aligning, and recharging! Join our program today and make your next customer’s experience Life.Changing!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term Fall and Spring Terms
Length of Program 7 Terms (21 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)


The Indian Hills Community College Automotive Technology program is a NATEF Master Certified Full-Service Program! You won’t miss anything here! We are proud to be at the cutting edge of the industry and with our 21-month program you will have the time to not only learn the basics, but all new technologies as well! Our program is extremely unique because we offer one of the ONLY live labs in the state of Iowa, meaning you will be fixing real, broken and/or damaged cars and trucks! The dealer and independent shop owners, which guide our program curriculum, make our graduates the preferred technician in the hiring process.


What you will learn:
  • Engine Repair
  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • Manual Drive Train and axles
  • Suspension and Steering systems
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Automotive Maintenance


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Automotive Technology Program Details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a Line Technician, Lube Technician, or working in an automotive parts department!


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Contact Us

Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Andy or Cale!

Andy Summers, Instructor, Automotive Technology
(641)-683-5111, ext. 1745 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1745
[email protected]

Nathan Collins, Associate Professor, Automotive Technology
(641)-683-5111, ext. 1744 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1744
[email protected]

Jeff Henderson, Program Director, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
(641)-683-5111, ext. 1757 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1757
[email protected]