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Automotive Technology
The Automotive program, with the support of industry partners, is designed to be interactive and relevant to current and future industry demands. The program incorporates industry recognized certifications as well as highly qualified instructors that believe in quality student learning experiences.
Median Automotive Technology Salary in Indiana
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Annual Automotive Technology Salary Range
$33,531 - $57,685
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).

The Automotive Technology program offers exciting careers and unlimited opportunities. Through the use of equipment used in the automotive industry today and ASE master certified instructors, students learn how to diagnose and repair today's high-tech vehicles. This program will prepare students for entry level employment with companies that require training in areas such as: electrical systems, engine performance, transmissions, brakes, steering and suspension systems, air conditioning systems, and engine repair. Students are prepared to take industry standard certification exams from ASE.

Students receive hands-on experience on up to date repair and diagnostic equipment that is currently used in the automotive field today. Computer usage and skills along with network communication diagnosis has become critical skills required to quickly and accurately diagnosis newer automobiles, hybrid and alternative fueled vehicles, and heavy diesel trucks. This is a hands-on training program that allows plenty of lab time to develop the skills needed to be successful in whichever emphasis of study the student chooses to go into. Through your choice of electives, you can choose the emphasis of study you would like to pursue.

Our Graduates

Local employers seek out our students when they need automotive service/body Technicians.  Students who complete the automotive program should have no trouble finding a job as a technician, service writer or even a service manager at dealerships, independent repair shops, parts stores or even start their own business!  Our graduates are currently working as Auto Body Technicians, Diesel Mechanics, and even Farm Equipment Technicians.

Next Level Jobs

Indiana Next Level Jobs

You may be eligible for a free certificate offered through this degree program. Learn more.


If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Interested in Diesel Technology?

If you have an interest in a hands-on program that will help you diagnose and repair high-tech systems, learn more about the Diesel Technology program.

Degrees & Certificates

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.


Diesel Electronics Controls
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Automotive Technology
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Collision Repair
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Electric and Hybrid Vehicle
(21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Maintenance and Light Repair
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Truck Chassis Systems
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Technical Certificates

Auto Body Technology Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Automotive Service Technology Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Diesel Heavy Truck Technology Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Motorsports Technology Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)


Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 5 semesters)

When applying for many of our Technology programs, we encourage you to apply for either a Certificate or Technical Certificate when filling out the online application for admission, even if your end goal is to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree.  By starting at the Certificate or Technical Certificate level you will be able to earn several stackable workforce certifications.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Outcomes

Completion Guides

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Associate of Applied Science - Automotive Technology - Collision Technology Pathway

Associate of Applied Science - Automotive Technology - Service Technology Pathway

Certificate - Maintenance and Light Repair

Program Locations

The Automotive Technology program is offered at the above Ivy Tech campuses: