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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At Porter and Chester Institute, we’re serious about preparing you for career success. By completing one of our Automotive, Computer, Healthcare, or Trades programs, you’ll enjoy five advantages during your job search:

 

1. You gain knowledge and skills employers want you to know.

2. You learn from instructors who’ve worked in the field.

3. You learn by doing through hands-on instruction.

4. You develop personal skills and habits to become more employable.

5. You enhance your job interview skills and résumé.

Locations:  Branford, CT Stratford, CT Enfield, CT

Programs:
  • Automotive Technology

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At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it. From the moment you enter ourschool, to graduation and beyond, we are right there with you.

Locations:  Gardena, CA Bakersfield, CA

Programs:
  • Automotive Technician (11-Month Diploma Program)

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At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won't just train for a career. You'll train for success. The hands-on training and high-tech skills you'll get at UTI can put you on the fast track toward a rewarding career as a professional technician. Across the nation, you'll find UTI-trained technicians working in great jobs with leading manufacturers, dealerships and repair shops. 

Locations:  Houston, TX Avondale, AZ Rancho Cucamonga, CA More...

Programs:
  • Motorcycle
  • Automotive
  • NASCAR
  • And more...

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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.