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Estimated Tuition & Fees
$ 12,480
Based on Iowa residency, subject to change; does not include course level fees or books and supplies

Automotive Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Sioux City Campus

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare the student to perform a wide range of diagnostics, repair, and preventative maintenance tasks on automobiles and light trucks. Students will have extensive hands-on training in engine overhaul, manual and automatic drive train, front end alignment, brake service and repair, fuel systems, ignition systems, and air conditioning. In addition, the program provides training in electrical and electronic control systems, engine performance diagnosis, and on-board computerized engine control systems diagnosis.


John Kraemer, Ext 1466 Room H302, john.kraemer@witcc.edu
Shane Sampson, Ext 1310 Room H302, shane.sampson@witcc.edu
Greg Strong, BS, BA, Division Chair Ext. 1480 Room B109 greg.strong@witcc.edu

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
AUT 115 Automotive Shop Safety 1
AUT 615 Automotive Electricity/Electronics 4
AUT 633 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUT 671 Automotive Body Computer Systems 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
PSY 102 Human & Work Relations 3
AUT 807 Automotive Engine Performance 5
AUT 838 Automotive Advanced Fuel and Ignition Systems 5
AUT 947 Practicum 4
ART 186 Digital Photography 3
AUT 703 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AUT 205 Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 5
AUT 304 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 4
BCA 206 Applied Computer Concepts 3
AUT 101 Introduction to Automotive Engine Repair 1
AUT 163 Automotive Engine Repair 3
AUT 141 Introduction to Automotive Brake Systems 1
AUT 502 Automotive Brake Systems 2
AUT 128 Introduction to Automotive Suspension and Steering 1
AUT 401 Automotive Suspension and Steering 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3

All students must attend the summer Program Orientation, or must meet/contact their Automotive Technology program advisor prior to taking their first course.

All part-time students must meet with an Automotive Technology program advisor to develop a sequential Plan of Study prior to taking their first course. (failure to do so may result in the student taking longer to complete the program)

Students must take their program core courses in sequence, and during the same semester as is reflected on the published Plan of Study.


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4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
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