The following is a list of auto mechanic and automotive technician training schools. These schools specialize fully or in part in educating and training students in the act of repairing, building or maintaining vehicles. Do not expect to take classes on Shakespeare or Roman history, but classes in mathematics and writing may be required. Schools can distinguish themselves by offering various levels of professional training or by requiring rigorous educational requirements before completing a program. Some schools also specialize in specific types of automotive programs such as:
Some schools may only have regional campuses or may have online offerings. Generally speaking, online offerings may provide the needed classroom work required to earn a degree or certificate of completion, and students may need to find hands on training in shops or schools near them. Be sure to check with the school about the availability and depth of their training and the locations of their campuses. Use the links below to find out more information about each school and the training programs they offer.
Universal Technical Institute (UTI) programs can train you in automotive, diesel, collision repair, and more using both classroom-based instruction and hands-on training. With numerous manufacturer partnerships, expert instructors and state-of-the-art facilities at campus locations across the country, UTI has something to offer beginning technicians and experienced auto mechanics alike.
Study fuel and emissions systems, electrical systems, transmission technology, powertrain systems, computer diagnostics and more at Lincoln Tech, as well as collision repair at select locations. With its campuses in nine states spanning three time zones, Lincoln Tech is working to serve students wherever they need automotive training.
WyoTech campuses in Wyoming, Florida and Pennsylvania offer a full complement of technical education courses for auto mechanics, from everything under the hood to the rear lights and tailpipe. Students and graduates alike can benefit from training partnerships with industry powerhouses like Mazda, Peterbilt, John Deere, AutoZone, Snap-On and more.
Penn Foster Career School offers online career programs in numerous disciplines, and its automotive tech programs are just as decentralized and flexible. Study full time to complete most programs in just 12 months, or work at your own pace and on your own time.
The auto mechanics program at Stratford Career Institute is a full-vehicle series of training courses delivered online at your own pace. Learn basic to advanced repair and maintenance techniques, including modern computerized diagnostic and performance testing along with emissions systems, electrical, engines, suspension and more.
The Virginia-based Automotive Technical Institute (ATI) offers degree, diploma and certificate programs in diesel and heavy vehicles, HVAC/R, welding and tractor-trailer/commercial driving alongside its training in general automotive tech. Find out if an Associate of Occupational Science degree from ATI is the right choice for your career.
NASCAR is the first and last word in American auto racing, and mechanics hoping to work for the motorsports giant can find the training they need at the NASCAR Technical Institute. Learn about programs in pit crew education, NASCAR engine technology, dedicated Ford and Nissan automotive systems training and more.
Nashville Auto-Diesel College (NADC) now offers its nearly 100 years of experience training automotive technicians through the Lincoln Group of Schools, continuing its Tennessee programs in auto service, collision repair and more under the name Lincoln College of Technology. Find out if this heritage automotive school is the one for you.
Auto mechanic training is right around the corner for aspiring mechanics in the Phoenix and Glendale areas, with programs in diesel and heavy truck service as well as general automotive technology. Whether you want to work on personal vehicles, long-haul trucks or buses, AAI can give you the education you need.
Not only does the New England Institute of Technology offer programs in automotive technology, auto body and collision and automotive service management, but students with a real passion for engines and machinery can also take mechanical engineering technology courses to better understand how cars and trucks are made.