Automotive Technology

Associate in Applied Science

If you love to work on vehicles, then the Automotive Technology Associate in Applied Science program is perfect for you. Students gain entry-level skills in all automotive systems to become master-certified automotive service technicians.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

The ICC Automotive Technology program boasts a well-kept shop with modern tools to use and numerous vehicles on which to train. Students are encouraged to take the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams.

A Quality Education

Along with lectures and hands-on training, all students are required to complete an 8-week paid internship with a local employer.

Get Involved

Meet students who share your interests in the ICC chapter of SkillsUSA, a national organization for students preparing for career and technical occupations.

Career Opportunities

Automotive Technician, Maintenance Light Repair Technician, Service Manager, Service Writer, Parts Counterperson, Fleet Technician


24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


12 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Ericka: From Unhoused to Unstoppable

The Automotive Technology program is comprehensive and includes knowledge of all systems taught on a variety of vehicle makes and models.

Todd Fortier, Professor, Automotive Technology
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Automotive Technology Program?

Let your passion drive your future with the Automotive Technology Associate in Applied Science degree. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Appropriate scores on required placement tests (See the ICC catalog for more information.)
  5. High school or professional experience in automotive repair, welding, or electrical technology are good preparation for the program.

What Can I Expect As an Automotive Technology Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
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