In Georgia, auto mechanic schools provide vital instruction in the maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. Programs typically take from six months to a year to complete, although associate degree programs can last up to two years. For working mechanics, online education programs are a great way to gain new skills without compromising home or job schedules. From ignition and fuel systems to brakes and suspensions, body repair to computer systems, auto mechanic schools in Georgia offer a wide array of specializations.
Mechanics and service technicians can also build their career credentials by completing certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Georgia automotive service technicians and mechanics earned a mean annual wage of $37,000 in May 2009; bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists earned $40,950; and auto body repair technicians earned $44,490. Automotive repair and maintenance shops, automobile dealerships and parts stores were the highest paying employers in the state in 2009, according to the BLS.