Top Automotive Schools

These top auto mechanic schools will provide high-quality, hands-on instruction in automotive technology at a junior college campus or technical institute near you. These programs instruct students on the skills required to become a professional auto mechanic or automotive service technician, with concentrations available in related automotive areas.

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Universal Technical Institute (UTI)Campus – Certificate
UTI’s Automotive Technology program provides hands-on training for students aiming to become high-tech automotive service technicians. Besides the core program, the program offers specialized training in brands like BMW, Ford, Toyota and Nissan, giving students the option of specializing. A post-graduate program is also available. This program is available in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Illinois, Texas, North Carolina, Massachusetts, California and Florida.

Lincoln College of TechnologyCampus – Certificate
The Automotive Technician training program at Lincoln College of Technology covers basic areas of automotive technology, including electrical systems, fuel and emissions, diagnostics, transmission and drive lines and others. Industry-standars tools, computer diagnostic systems and ASE-certified instructors aid students toward careers in automotive technology. This program is available to students in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Tennessee and Texas.

WyoTechCampus – Certificate
The Automotive Technology program at WyoTech provides hand-on instruction in basic engine management systems, driveability diagnostics, drivetrain systems and chassis work. Besides classroom work, students put their new skills to work in shop projects, gaining experience they can apply to real-world employment.

New York Automotive & Diesel InstituteCampus – Certificate
This ASE-certified automotive technician school offers six programs in automotive and diesel technology ranging from 12 to 24 months in length. Students can train in automotive repair, diesel mechanics, a combination of both, or in collision repair, with specific focus on ASE certification. This program is available in New York.

Arizona Automotive InstituteCampus – Certificate
This college’s Automotive Service Technology program provides an overview of the basic mechanical and electrical systems in modern automobiles. The program covers fuel and ignition systems, brakes, steering and suspension systems and computerized diagnostic systems, and prepares students for ASE certification. This program is available in Arizona.

Automotive Training CenterCampus – Certificate
ATC’s automotive program utilizes industry-standard tools and the expertise of ASE-certified instructors to train students for careers as automotive service technicians, shop foremen, automotive salespeople and more. The school offers several programs ranging from 15 to 20 months in length. This program is available in Pennsylvania.

Pennco TechCampus – Certificate
Pennco Tech’s Automotive Technology program focuses on tool and workplace safety, welding, electrical systems, brakes, power trains, computerized engine diagnostics, reconditioning, and other areas. The program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of automotive technology occupations. This program is available in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

New England Institute of TechnologyCampus – Associate Degree
New England Tech offers associate’s degrees in Automotive Technology, Auto Body Technology and Automotive Collision Repair Technology. The Auto Technology program provides hands-on training in engine construction and design, repair, electricity, suspension and steering, transmissions, fuel and ignition systems and emission controls, among other areas. The program also offers a separate High Performance program exploring after-market horsepower add-ons. This program is available in Rhode Island.

Miami-Jacobs Career CollegeCampus – Diploma, Associate Degree
The Automotive Technician program at Miami-Jacobs covers brakes, manual and automatic transmissions, steering and suspension, heating and air conditioning, as well as ignition, fuel and exhaust systems. The program emphasizes electronic troubleshooting, engine performance, technical skill and safety. This program is available in Ohio.