Auto Mechanics Schools
Automobile Mechanics (AM) or Auto Mechanics, also known as Automobile Technicians (AT), inspect, repair and maintain automobiles and other vehicles that are powered by gasoline (including diesel), electricity, or alternative fuels such as ethanol. Auto Mechanics and Technicians are responsible for identifying and repairing problems with cars and trucks and doing repairs and preventive maintenance to insure the customer’s vehicle is in good condition and running smoothly and safely. An automobile technician must have a combination of skills that allow them to do traditional tune-ups and maintenance using hand tools to keep a car running efficiently and also more complex repair projects that involve electrical components and computer controlled systems.
Auto Mechanic Schools, Training and Certification
High schools that provide this course of study will award students a high school diploma as well as a certificate. Community college programs will usually award an associate degree or a certificate. Postsecondary vocational auto mechanic schools also award an associate degree or certificate of program completion.
Some larger high schools participate in Automotive Youth Education Service (AYES) which is a partnership between high schools that offer automotive repair programs, manufacturers, and car dealers. Students who complete this program will be able to enter entry-level technician positions at a repair shop or car dealership and enhance their skills on the job. To become proficient in a complex specialty such as air-conditioning or transmission repair might require another year or two of training or on the job experience. ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification is offered from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and has become a standard credential for auto mechanics.
Auto Mechanics and related careers earn up to $40,000/year.
Related Career Options
- Second Shift Technician
- Assistant Shop Manager
- Lead Automotive Technician
- Mechanic Automotive Technician
- Auto Mechanic Technician
- Heavy Truck Diesel Mechanic
- Auto Body Mechanic
Few Colleges of USA and Canada are: -
1) Universal Technical Institute, Avondale, Arizona, Sacramento CA, Illinois
, Norwood-Massachusetts, Exton-PA, Houston-Texas
2) New Castle School of Trade
3) ATI Career Training Center, Florida, Texas
4) ATI Technical Institute, Dallas
5) Lincoln College of Technology, Denver, Colorado, Indiana, Texas
6) Baker College Campus, Michigan
7) Automatic Training Center, Pennsylvania
Arizona Automatic Institute
9) Westwood College, Denver
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