///    Alaska Auto Mechanic Schools

Formal auto mechanic training, combined with certification, is a great way to prepare for new career opportunities. In Alaska, auto mechanic schools offer a wide array of certificate and degree programs. Common fields of study include automotive and diesel technology, collision repair, high performance vehicles and motorcycle technology. Programs typically last between six months and one year. However, some auto mechanic schools in Alaska offer two-year programs that result in an associate's degree or certificate.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), it typically takes two years for students to become fully certified auto service mechanics and technicians. Students may choose to pursue specialized certification in areas such as school buses, alternate fuels and medium/heavy trucks from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. The BLS reports auto service technicians in Alaska were among the highest paid in the nation, earning a mean annual salary of just over $49,000 in May 2009. Auto service technicians and mechanics specializing in bus, truck or diesel repair earned nearly $57,000.

Alaska NATEF Certified Mechanic Schools
NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) is an independent organization whose mission is to evaluate automotive technician programs against those standards developed by the US automotive industry and recommend those programs in Alaska which qualify for certification (accreditation) by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Alaska NATEF Certified Diesel Mechanic Schools
NATEF is a not-for-profit organization that evaluates diesel technician training programs in Alaska against those standards developed by the US diesel industry and recommend those programs which qualify for certification (accreditation) by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Alaska AYES Affiliated Mechanic Schools
Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) is a partnership incorporating participating automotive manufacturers, dealers, and selected high schools & tech prep schools in Alaska This partnership designed to encourage young people to consider careers in retail automotive service, and get them ready for entry-level career positions or further studies in automotive technology.

Alaska Ford ASSET Participating Mechanic Schools
The Ford ASSET program provides its students with on-the-job training at a Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership in Alaska and,at the same time, earns them an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology at a local, participating community school.

Alaska GM ASEP Participating Mechanic Schools
GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) allows GM dealerships and TSS ISCs to participate in programs that bring students together with their dealerships and service centers in GM ASEP incorporates advanced automotive technical training with a strong academic foundation of math, reading, and electronics, in both analytical and technical skills.

Alaska BMW STEP Program Participating Schools
The STEP program at BMW is designed with the purpose of developing a high quality service technician force, to be employed at one of the many BMW centers in Alaska or elsewhere in North America.


Auto Mechanic Schools in Alaska:

*This list may contain out-of-state and online schools that accept students from Alaska .

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