Automotive Programs

DMACC Offers Seven Automotive Programs:

Career Automotive Program 
Ford ASSET 
General Motors ASEP 
Auto Collision Program 
Auto Mechanics Technology 
Diesel Technology 
Caterpillar Technology 



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DMACC Logo Featured at Newton Speedway NASCAR Event

 

Cole Custer's car features the DMACC logo.  

The DMACC logo was seen on Cole Custer’s car during a NASCAR event at the Newton Speedway.

Custer drove the 00 Steward-Haas Ford Mustang during the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 at the Newton Speedway.

The DMACC Tool and Die Program uses equipment from Haas Automation in California. Gene Haas, part owner of the Custer driven car and owner of Haas Automation, is a generous supporter of DMACC and has chosen to put the DMACC logo on the car to show his support of the college.

Custer competed for Rookie of the Year honors. In 2016, he made five XFINITY Series starts with JR Motorsports. He also competed full-time in the Camping World Truck Series for JR Motorsports, finishing 10th in points. Custer has two career Truck Series wins.

The race was televised on Fox Sports (FS1).

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Meet Your Professors

Albert Pieper

Albert Pieper

Ford ASSET Program Chair
Ankeny Campus
515-964-6639

Experience:

  • One year auto technical school
  • 18 years Ford work experience
  • ASE & Ford Master Technician
  • Started teaching ASSET in 1998
Eric Wollesen

Eric Wollesen

Professor, Automotive Tech
Carroll Campus
Room 171A
712-792-8510

​Eric began his teaching career at DMACC in January of 2016 as an adjunct Automotive Instructor at DMACC in Carroll for the Spring semester and became full time in the Fall of 2016. He is a graduate of Western Iowa Tech and an ASE Master Automobile Technician. Prior to becoming an instructor with DMACC he was employed for the last 25 years in the automotive and heavy truck industries as a technician and in management. Eric enjoys spending time with his family (wife and and their three daughters) and friends, traveling, hunting, fishing and working in the shop.  

Shane Boots

Shane Boots

Instr, Automotive Tech/FORD
Ankeny Campus
Building 13, Room 01C
515-964-6428

​Experience: 

  • Began teaching at DMACC in October 2016 
  • 10+ years of General Motors dealership experience 
  • ASE Master Technician
  • ASE Automobile Advanced Engine Performance Specialist (L1)
  • ASE Light Vehicle Diesel Engines (A9)
  • General Motors World Class Certified 
  • A.A.S. Degree -Automotive Technology; Des Moines Area Community College-Ankeny, IA

Staff Development Activities: 

  • General Motors factory update training 
  • Instructor update workshops
  • Attend various learning sessions thru the DMACC Teaching and Learning Committee


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

 All DMACC Automotive programs are certified by NATEF.