Automotive Technology

Your path to a high-performance career.

Do you have a mechanical side and a techy side? Do you get a rush from raw power? Turn your passion for cars into a high-dollar career that you can take anywhere. Dealerships, independent shops, and fleet managers need skilled technicians like you to keep vehicles running at top performance.

Take the wheel of your future.

Why SCC Auto Tech?

Meet the players: SCC has close relationships with area automotive companies and employers. They know that our grads know their stuff and are always looking to hire skilled and hard-working techs.

Master instructors: Learn from professors with decades of real-world experience in our clean and spacious automotive lab, using state-of-the-art technology used in shops today.

Think like an engineer: Explore the principles and applications of electricity and electronics by learning the foundations of electrical engineering.

Working facility: SCC's automotive technology lab is a working shop, so you'll get plenty of time using the same equipment used in the field today as you troubleshoot and diagnose vehicle system failures and then perform the tasks to get them back on the road operating safely and efficiently.

Real-world experience: Every student in the program completes a semester-long internship in a local repair facility. That means you'll get real world experience and make contacts in the industry so you're able to land a great job once you complete the program.

Special partnership with Toyota. SCC is  the only community college in the entire Midwest and just one of a handful of community colleges in the country with a formal partnership with Toyota. That means you'll get specialized training to repair cars made by the number one auto maker in the world right here.

What you'll learn

Engine Diagnostics and Repair: Understand the inner-workings of a car and learn to fix it like a pro.

Advanced Electronics: Roll up your sleeves and use the latest diagnostic tools in vehicle electronics.

Performance Tuning: Amp up the power and speed as you master the art of performance tuning.

Customer Service Skills: Beyond the grease and gears, learn how to communicate effectively with customers – a crucial skill in the industry.

ASE Certifications: Develop your skills via our ASE-Certified program. All your hard work will earn you ASE certifications in areas including brakes, steering, engine repair, engine performance, automatic transmissions, electrical systems, drivetrains and axles, heating and air conditioning.

Last-Dollar Scholarship

Last-Dollar Scholarship

If you're an Iowan, you may be eligible to earn this degree tuition-free.

Last-Dollar Scholarship

SCC Auto Tech students test a Toyota Prius

Toyota TECS Elite

This capstone course is offered to students who complete their AAS degree.

Students earn a Toyota Maintenance Certificate upon successful completion.

Toyota TECS Elite

Key classes you'll take

  • AC/DC Fundamentals
  • Engine Performance

What you can do after finishing the program

  • Repair Technician
  • Service Writer
  • Parts Specialist
  • Shop Owner/Manager

Program options

Auto Tech AAS

Earn your 2-year degree to build a solid foundation of all aspects of automotive systems and repair.

Auto Tech Management AAS

Considering management? Pair your auto tech skills with management training.

Auto Tech Diploma

Learn the basics with this 1-year diploma program.


Contact Us

West Burlington Campus Admissions
Call: (319) 208-5155
Text: (319) 250-7144

Keokuk Campus Admissions
Call: (319) 313-1923
Text: (319) 220-3266

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