The Auto Mechanics Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment in the high-technology automotive service industry and to update those who are already employed.
The Auto Mechanics Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program is a comprehensive training program designed to cover all aspects of automotive repair. Graduates with an AAS degree find employment in dealerships, independent service facilities, corporate repair facilities and automotive parts establishments. They are employed as automotive technicians, insurance claims adjusters, automotive instructors, parts specialists and repair technicians in related fields.
There are three separate diploma options, which can be taken individually or in combination. One option prepares graduates for job entry in current automotive technology tune-up and engine repair. Another option prepares graduates to enter the automotive industry trained in the latest power train and chassis repair techniques. A third option prepares graduates to enter the automotive industry as a maintenance and light repair technician. Diploma recipients may receive an AAS degree by completing the additional courses required for the Auto Mechanics Technology AAS degree.
For more information about the Auto Mechanics Technology program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/automotive/automechanics.
Selected courses offered at the other campuses.
Auto Maintenance & Light Repair diploma is available only at the Urban campus.
Program Entry Requirements
- Complete an application for admission.
- Attend any required information/registration session.
- Obtain the following scores on the COMPASS Test and Mechanical Reasoning Test:
|81 or higher
|42 or higher
|21 or higher
|50 or higher
Ankeny Campus students start Fall or Spring semester.
Urban Campus students start Fall semester.
To earn a diploma in Auto Engines and Tune-Up, Auto Chassis and Power Train or Maintenance Light Repair, or an AAS degree in Auto Mechanics Technology, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.