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A Normal Mechanic Career Path:
- If you’re still in high school, take all relevant trade, math and science courses!
- Earn high school diploma or GED.
- Take classes at an accredited trade school or community college.
- Earn your diploma or degree to become an automotive technician.
- Take further training in your specialty of choice like watercraft, motorcycle, aircraft or other
Mechanic School Costs:
“There are a few different options for becoming a certified auto mechanic. They are either online, from a certificate program, or an associate’s degree program. After a certificate or diploma is received, there is the option to take the certification exam through the National Institute for Auto Service Excellence (NIASE).
- Certificate: 6 mo – 2 yr – $5,000-$20,000
- Degree: 2 yr full time – $10,000-$25,000“
Many available types of mechanic certification classes are available including:
- Aircraft Maintenance
- Diesel Technology
- Industrial Mechanics
- Marine Maintenance
- Motorcycle Maintenance
All programs are not available in all locations.
Mechanic Schools Across the US.
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
- Washington DC
Trade Schools with Mechanic Training
- Arizona Automotive Institute
- Porter & Chester Institute
- Pittsburgh Technical College
- MMI Marine Mechanic Training
- Charter College
- Baker College
- Universal Technical Institute
- NY Automotive & Diesel Institute
- Lincoln Tech
- Remington College