Automotive & Diesel Programs

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DMACC Driven - Rev Up Your Future with a DMACC Automotive Degree  



Career Automotive Program 
General Motors ASEP 
Auto Collision Program 
Auto Mechanics Technology 
Diesel Technology 
Honda PACT 

Not sure if a DMACC Automotive Degree is right for you?

5 Reasons Why Today's Automotive Careers Are Not The Same Anymore


Did you know there's an auto technician shortage?

DMACC Automotive Degree Chair Jerry Burns talks about it.




Your Key to the Future. NATEF: National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc.  

 All DMACC Automotive Degree programs are certified by NATEF.

Eric Langner

Eric Langner

Professor, Autom​otive Technology


  • Began teaching at DMACC in January 2018
  • 10+ years Ford, General Motors, Chrysler Dealership experience
  • Ford Senior Master Technician
  • ASE Certified
  • AAS Degree – Automotive Technology; Des Moines Area Community College – Ankeny, IA
Jim Marmon

Jim Marmon

Professor, Automotive Technology


  • Graduated from the Automotive Program from 1972-1974
  • Automotive Technician for Crescent Chevrolet from 1974-1981
  • Returned to DMACC and has worked in the Automotive Department ever since
John Russell

John Russell

Ankeny Campus


  • Began teaching at DMACC in January, 1997
  • 18 years of FCA dealership experience
  • ASE Master Technician
  • ASE Advanced Level Specialist
  • FCA Level 3 Master Certified Technician
  • AAS Degree - Automotive Mechanics Technology; Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA

Staff Development Activities:

  • Completed all FCA instructor led courses
  • Completed all FCA on-line training

Contributions to DMACC's Instructional Building:

  • Many high school recruiting activities throughout Iowa and here at DMACC
  • Assists yearly with DMACC High School Automotive Skills Contest