The Automotive Institute will prepare you to start a career in new car dealerships, as well as independent repair facilities working on new high-technology equipped vehicles in a professional work environment. You will receive high-tech training in electrical systems, engine performance, transmission, brakes, steering and suspension systems, air conditioning systems and engine repair using the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment. You will be prepared to earn industry certifications from Snap-On and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).


Through the Ivy Institute, students will enroll in five 8-week sessions in which they will earn the following certifications:

  • Snap-On, ShopKey Diagnostic
  • SP2 Automotive Safety Certification
  • Snap-On Multimeter Certification
  • Snap-On Balancer, Changer, and Aligner Certifications
  • Snap-On Generation 2 Navigation/Scanner/Data Management/Lab Scope Certifications
  • Snap-On Torque Certifications
  • EPA Refrigerant Handling/Recycle
  • ASE Student Certification Exam

How to Apply

The Ivy Tech Institute of Technology is a selective program. Applicants need to complete the following steps before being admitted into the Ivy Institute of Technology:

  1. Apply to Ivy Tech Community College and complete the enrollment steps.
  2. Contact the Program Chair.
  3. Complete the Ivy Institute Application and submit it to the person listed at your campus of choice below.


The Ivy Institute Automotive program is offered at the following campuses. If you have questions, click on your campus below for contact information.

East Central region (Muncie campus)
Phil Morgan
765-289-2291 ext. 1500

4301 South Cowan Road
Muncie, IN 47302-9448

Kokomo region (Kokomo campus)
Michael Erny
800-459-0561 ext. 701

1815 E. Morgan St.
Kokomo, IN 46901

Lafayette region (Lafayette campus)
Eric Erskin

3101 S. Creasy Ln.
Lafayette, IN 47905

Richmond region (Richmond campus)
Bob Frantz
765-966-2656 ext. 4016

2357 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN 47374

Wabash Valley region (Terre Haute campus)
Mike Davis

8000 S Education Dr,
Terre Haute, IN 47802