Find automotive technology programs at trade schools and technical colleges across the U.S. Use the search application to locate a trade school near you.
Schools with Automotive Technology Programs
These colleges and universities are accredited and offer financial aid assistance to those who qualify.
- Universal Technical Institute
- NY Automotive & Diesel Institute
- Lincoln Tech
- Remington College
- Arizona Automotive Institute
- Porter & Chester Institute
- Pittsburgh Technical College
- MMI Marine Mechanic Training
- Charter College
- Baker College
“There are some main elements to look for when choosing a mechanic school.
- Certified: It is important to attend a school certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
- Practical Learning: Auto mechanics need hands-on training alongside their coursework.
- Curriculum: Is the school you’re thinking about staying ahead of the curve?
- Connections: Is your school well-connected and are they able to offer job placement for their graduate students?
“How do I become an auto mechanic?
You’re an auto mechanic, but you also answer to service technician or service tech. Since most employers want their auto mechanics to have some sort of serious training behind them, here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Get your high school diploma or GED.
- To heighten your chances of getting a job, you’ll need some post secondary education and training.
- You can choose to go to a trade school; programs last around 6 months.
- Or you can go to community college and get your associate’s degree; programs last two years if you attend full time.
- If you graduate from a program, you’ll need minimal amounts of hands-on training.”