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Automotive Technology - East Chicago: Home

About this Guide

Use this guide to find library resources for your automotive technology classes and general course assignments. The tabs across the top of the guide will give you access to our own Ivy Tech library resources, as well as carefully selected open web sources that you will find useful. This is a selective listing of resources and should be supplemented through interaction with your instructors and the college library staff.  You can find out about other library resources and services at the Library tab in Campus Connect. 

School of Technology 

  • Dr. Margaret Semmer, Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs
  • Email:

Automotive Technology Program 

  • Javier Rivera, Full-Time Faculty (Master Certified ASE), Chair
  • Address: 410 E. Columbus Dr., East Chicago, IN 46312
  • Phone: 219-392-3600
  • Email:
  • Manuel Rodriguez, Full-Time Lab Technician, (Master Certified ASE)
  • Address: 410 E. Columbus Dr., East Chicago, IN 46312
  • Phone: 219-392-3600
  • Email:

Automotve Technology Curriculum
The Automotive program, with the support of industry partners, is designed to be interactive and relevant to current and future industry demands. The program incorporates industry recognized certifications as well as highly qualified instructors that believe in quality student learning experiences. 


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Welcome to your guide to Ivy Tech East Chicago Campus Library resources for automotive technology!  Throughout the guide, you'll find opportunities to add comments, rate links and submit suggestions for websites or resources that you find and would like to share.  The content will be under constant revision (and responsive to your feedback), but dig in, and let us know what you think! 

Thanks to Evelyn Samad, Librarian for Ivy Tech Lafayette, on whose guide this is based.

Automotive Technology Program 

The Automotive Technology program at Ivy Tech College's School of Technology offers exciting careers and unlimited opportunities.  Through the use of modern equipment and A.S.E. master certified instructors, students learn how to diagnose and repair the modern automobile. This is a “hands-on” training program that allows plenty of lab time to develop the skills needed to be a successful automotive technician. 

Sample careers in this field: Automotive service and sales manager, damage appraiser, first line supervisor, installer/repairer, insurance adjuster, mechanical engineer, motor sports, parts manager

The Automotive Institute is designed to prepare students to start their careers in new car dealerships and independent repair facilities working on newer high technology equipped vehicles in a professional work environment. This program will prepare students for entry- level employment with companies that require training in electrical systems, engine performance, transmissions, brakes, steering and suspension systems, air conditioning systems, or engine repair. Students have the opportunity to receive industry certifications from industry partners within the courses themselves, which may assist with employment opportunities. Students are also prepared to take industry standard certification exams from ASE. Students receive hands-on experience on up-to-date repair and diagnostic equipment that is currently used in the automotive field.

This program can be completed in less than a year.  Students earn recognized certifications as well as a Technical Certificate from Ivy Tech.

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