In 1988 the Automotive Technology Program became the first program in Iowa to gain master certification in Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Graduates from our program are prepared to pass certification exams in all of the following eight areas: Engine Repair, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Brakes, Heating & Air Conditioning, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Suspension & Steering, Electrical/ Electronics Systems, and Engine Performance.
An Automotive Technician must be a versatile person willing to deal with customers as well as repair automobiles. Today's technicians work with computers and other sophisticated diagnostic equipment. Some of the graduates of this program will work in shops as general line technicians performing work on all systems of the vehicle. Others will work in specialty shops that specialize in just certain areas of the vehicle such as brakes or transmissions. Graduates may also work in related areas such as service advising or parts distribution.
Additionally, the average lifespan of vehicles is increasing, which will further increase the demand for repair services, especially post-warranty work. Median annual wage of automotive service technicians and mechanics, including commission, are $35,790 . The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,200, and the top 10 percent earned more than $59,590
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