Mechanics Degree - Online and Campus Programs

Mechanics identify problems with and fix machinery, most commonly automobiles and car engines. The auto mechanics industry is more complex than ever due to advancing automotive technology. So, today's automobile mechanic deals with high-level technology as part of his or her everyday work. A good mechanic should know how to:
  • diagnose and locate a mechanical or electrical problem,
  • accurately and efficiently identify specific problems,
  • conduct routine tests of engines and other parts, and
  • apply thorough knowledge of traditional and high-technology tools.
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For 100 years, Automotive Training Center, also known as ATC, has trained hard working students to become automotive industry professionals. From the school's beginnings in 1917, to the two multi-million dollar campuses in Exton and Warminster, PA, we have maintained our standing as one of the Philadelphia area’s well respected technical schools. When it comes to providing students with a real world learning experience, check out... Automotive Training Center.
 

Locations:  Warminster, PA Exton, PA

Programs:
  • Marine Service Technology
  • Automotive Technology - Evening
  • Automotive and Hi-Performance Technology
  • And more...

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When you come to Western Technical College, you will find yourself surrounded by like-minded individuals. Your classmates and friends are just as passionate about building a successful career as you are. Your instructors are totally dedicated to your success.

 

Everybody will work with you to allow you to successfully pursue a career in your chosen field. Each program is designed to train inexperienced students for entry-level employment or to upgrade skills for experienced professionals.

 

Welcome

 

At Western Technical College, “Welcome” is much more than simply a greeting. It is a belief that is embodied by each and every staff member — from the first time you contact us, through graduation and throughout your career.

 

We attract students from Ciudad Juarez, just across the border in Chihuahua, Mexico as well as Las Cruces, New Mexico, just an hour north. Being so close to Fort Bliss, we also provide career training for our military veterans.

 

Our Mission

 

Provide quality training and education in a caring, professional environment that prepares new students and working adults with the skills they need to succeed and advance in their chosen careers.

 

Locations:  El Paso, TX

Programs:
  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel Technology

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If you enjoy working with your hands and are looking for a rewarding career, contact Advanced Technology Institute, located in Virginia Beach, VA!

ATI offers NATEF/ASE Master Certified Automotive Technology programs, is approved for Veterans, and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify and graduate employment services are also offered.

Locations:  Virginia Beach, VA

Programs:
  • Automotive Technology - Diploma
  • Diesel/Heavy Vehicle Technology w/ Service Management - Associate's
  • Diesel/Heavy Vehicle Technology - Diploma

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How to Become a Mechanic

A good place to start your mechanics training is at a mechanics school. Auto mechanics can prepare at the high school level or post-secondary, but employers increasingly prefer some formal training. Vocational school training is often the best way to gain specialized knowledge in mechanics. If you choose to attend post-secondary mechanics programs, you may cover the following areas:
  • Transmission technology and rebuilding
  • Automotive air conditioning repair
  • Front-end mechanics
  • Small engine repair
  • Diesel engine mechanics
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification is considered standard among mechanics. It's available for eight different automotive service specialties. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job opportunities for auto mechanics will be good if you have the proper post-secondary training. The mean annual wage for mechanics was $37,880 in 2009. The top ten percent earned $59,920 per year, on average. Since the right mechanics education could have a dramatic impact on your career, pursue mechanics training today.