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.
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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.
Along with lectures and hands-on training, all students are required to complete an 8-week paid internship with a local employer.
Meet students who share your interests in the ICC chapter of SkillsUSA, a national organization for students preparing for career and technical occupations.
Automotive Technician, Maintenance Light Repair Technician, Service Manager, Service Writer, Parts Counterperson, Fleet Technician
if Full Time
63 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 2022-23
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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.
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
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.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
- Appropriate scores on required placement tests (See the ICC catalog for more information.)
- 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?
- You will learn along with other students who have the same interests you do.
- Learn from instructors who are ASE Master Certified Technicians, and have 30 years of combined teaching experience.
- Graduates of the ICC Automotive Technology program have transferred to bachelor degree programs at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and Pittsburg State University in Kansas.
- Many employers offer students a permanent position at the end of the 8-week internship.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.