College of Technology

Automotive Technology

Become an Automotive Technician!

  • Technicians are in high demand all across the nation
  • Professional Technicians can earn $60,000 or more per year
  • Endless opportunities to work with the latest diagnostic equipment

Why Choose ISU Automotive Technology?

  • Secure your future with a good job
  • Earn a technical certificate in 3 semesters
  • Internship opportunities
  • High job placement
  • Extensive hands-on experience
  • Low instructor/student ratio
  • ASE/NATEF Certified

Our program utilizes state program standards, tasks, and objectives to provide the knowledge and skills you will need to become a successful entry level Automotive Technician. You will learn how to diagnose and repair domestic and foreign cars using the latest diagnostic equipment.

What Degrees Are Available?

  • Automotive technology Technical Certificate (3 semesters)
    The courses consist of six sessions. These courses are: Vehicle Control; Power Trains; Electrical; Engines; and two sessions of Live Work.
  • Automotive Technology, Associate of Applied Science (4 semesters)
    The courses consist of six sessions. These courses are: Vehicle Control; Power Trains; Electrical; Engines; and two sessions of Live Work, plus 16 credit hours of transferable general education courses.

Gainful Employment

Program Information
Admissions Information: Click Here
CIP Code: 470604
Certificate: Advanced Technical Certificate - Automotive Technology

Cost of Attendance
Tuition and Fees: $10,896.50*
Books and Supplies: $2,014.00
Room and Board $5,008.50**
Total: $17,919.00**

Completion Time
Normal Program Length: 3.5 Sem.
2010-2011 Completers: 17
Number Completed in Normal Time: 11
Normal Completion Rate (from the time students enrolled at ISU): 65
Program Completion Rate (from the time students enrolled in program classes): 35

Employment Information
Jobs Related to These Programs
Occupations with each program area were identified using Department of Labor ONET Crosswalks.
Placement Rate: 100***

NR On-time completion rates are not reported for programs with fewer than 10 completers in order to protect student privacy.

* Based on 2012-13 full-time, Idaho resident tuition and fee schedule.

** Based on 2012-13 double occupancy rates and 100 meal plus flex money plan.

*** Based on completer placement data from the 2010-2011 fiscal year submitted January 15, 2011 to the Idaho State Division of Professional-Technical Education (ISDPTE). Positive placement is defined by the ISDPTE as completers enrolled in the military, employed in a related training, employed in a field unrelated to training, or pursing additional education.