Associate of Applied Science Degree Automotive Technology

What is Automotive Technology?student working in the automotive shop

Automotive Technology covers repair, service, and maintenance of all types of automobiles, trucks, vans and buses. Instruction includes the diagnosis of malfunctions in and repair of engine, fuel, electrical, HVAC, brake systems, drive train, and suspension systems. The Automotive Technician program has been a ASE Education foundation Master Certified Training Program for over 25 years.

Multiple Program Options

Students have the option of earning multiple certificates and/or an Associate in Applied Science degree. IVCC has partnerships in place with colleges and universities for students wanting to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in the field, for example, Southern Illinois University with our 2+2 program or Northern Illinois University with our 3+1 program.

Hands On Training and Experience

Besides classroom instruction, the program utilizes computer based training and lab work. IVCC’s automotive students perform “Live Work” on customer vehicles and use the latest diagnostic equipment. Our instructors are ASE Master Certified Automotive Technicians who have worked in dealerships and independent repair shops. Graduates find employment at local dealerships and independent repair shops. Automotive repair facilities locally and across the country need trained Automotive Technicians to diagnose and repair today’s high-tech vehicles.


IVCC tuition is just one-third to one-fourth the cost of state universities and far below most private institutions. An approximation of tuition and fees and cost comparison can be found on the IVCC website at and at
Many scholarship opportunities are available through the IVCC Foundation at and Financial Aid is available for those who qualify at


Automotive Technician, Fleet Maintenance Technician, Automotive Service Advisor and Automotive Parts Representative

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Contact Information

Art Koudelka
Automotive Program Coordinator
Office:  J106E
Phone: 815-224-0220