There are a number of authorized auto mechanic schools in Iowa ready to accept residents considering opportunities in this exciting professional field.
If the prospect of working in a challenging, automotive-focused setting appeals to you, then a career in auto technology may be precisely what you’re looking for!
Find out how you can become an auto tech in Iowa!
Mechanic Schools in IA
This table shows all automotive technician programs in Iowa that were accredited by the NATEF at the beginning of 2016. Every program has satisfied the appropriate criteria for quality in facilities and curriculum.
|Name of School||Address||Phone||Credential Offered|
|Des Moines Area Community College||2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.|
Ankeny, IA 50023
|(515) 964-6639||Auto Series Programs|
|Indian Hills Community College||626 Indian Hills Dr.|
Ottumwa, IA 52501
|(641) 683-5285||Auto Series Programs|
|Iowa Central Community College||One Triton Circle|
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
|(515) 574-1920||Auto Series Programs|
|Iowa Western Community College||2700 College Rd., Box 4-C|
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
|(712) 388-6806||Auto Series Programs|
|Kirkwood Community College||6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW|
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
|(319) 398-5474||Auto Series Programs|
|North Iowa Area Community College||500 College Dr.|
Mason City, IA 50401
|(641) 422-4155||Auto Series Programs|
|Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar Campus||1625 Hwy 150|
Calmar, IA 52132
|(800) 728-2256||Auto Series Programs|
|Northwest Iowa Community College||603 W. Park St.|
Sheldon, IA 51201
|(800) 352-4907||Auto Series Programs|
|Scott Community College||500 Belmont Rd.|
Bettendorf, IA 52722
|(563) 441-4146||Auto & Collision Series Programs|
|Southeastern Community College||1500 W. Agency Rd.|
West Burlington, IA 52655
|(319) 208-5109||Auto Series Programs|
|Southwestern Community College||1501 W. Townline St.|
Creston, IA 50801
|(641) 782-1338||Collision Series Programs|
|Western Iowa Tech Community College||4647 Stone Ave.|
Sioux City, IA 51102
|(712) 274-8733||Auto Series Programs|
Is Auto Technician Certification Required in Iowa?
At the moment, auto technician certification is not required in Iowa.
Although auto tech certification is not currently compulsory in most states, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence is heading a movement to make it a requirement for employment. With this in the works, it is strongly advised that anybody thinking about becoming a surgical assistant should pursue certification from the ASE.
Jobs & Salary
The tables directly below show the estimated jobs and wages data for Iowa per the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
|Auto Mechanic Employment||2012||2022||IA Pct. Change||U.S. Pct. Change|
|2014 Auto Mechanic Annual Salary||Low||Median||High|
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