Automotive Mechanic Training


Find automotive mechanic training and other mechanic programs at trade schools and technical colleges across the country. Use the search application to locate an accredited automotive technology program near you, choose a school and they’ll contact you.

With so many schools offering similar programs, it’s important to be armed with information so you can make the right choice. 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?

Auto Mechanic Training Schools

These colleges and universities are accredited and offer financial aid assistance to those who qualify.

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 postsecondary 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.
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Find a mechanic trade school near you:

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