Automotive Technology and Collision Repair

Automotive Technology and Collision Repair

Get behind the wheel

A unique, hands-on learning experience offered through 2 distinct tracks: 

1.) Automotive Technology

2.) Automotive Collision Repair

Students work side-by-side with industry certified technicians in a state-of-the-art transportation lab to develop bumper-to-bumper diagnostic and maintenance skills needed in today’s automotive fields.

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Automotive Academy Information

AUT-100: Maintenance & Light Repair

AUT-104: Introduction to Automotive Technology

AUT-402: Automotive Suspension and Steering

AUT-502: Automotive Brake Systems

AUT-702: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

MAT-715: Industrial Math I


Exact courses may vary. Contact your high school counselor or the nearest Kirkwood location for full details.

AUT-402: Auto Suspension and Steering

AUT-603: Basic Automotive Electricity 

CRR-121: Introduction to Metalworking & Refinishing

CRR-122: Introduction to Metalworking & Refinishing II

MAT-715: Industrial Math I


Exact courses may vary. Contact your high school counselor or the nearest Kirkwood location for full details.

Average Salaries

Automotive Service Technician
$41,360

Transportation Manager
$83,890

Automotive Collision Technician
$41,730


Based on available Iowa salary data at www.bls.gov.

Students who complete the Automotive Technology Track will earn a Fundamentals of Automotive Technology Certificate – an additional semester will earn an Entry Level Automotive Technology Diploma.


If you’re planning to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending Kirkwood, specific transfer information can be found here.