///    South Carolina Auto Mechanic Schools

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has found employers in the automotive repair and service industries traditionally prefer to hire individuals who have completed a certificate or degree program. In South Carolina, auto mechanic schools offer a variety of programs that prepare students to work in three major areas: automotive, motorcycle and diesel technology. From learning how to diagnose problems to performing routine maintenance, repairing vehicles to conducting advanced engine repair, auto mechanic schools in South Carolina provide the fundamental training in the automotive service and repair fields. For individuals with working experience, online education can be a flexible option for completing a degree or certificate.

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After finishing a training program, many students pursue advanced credentials from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Long considered the industry standard, ASE certification is available in a number of areas, from advanced engine repair to collision repair, parts to truck equipment. The BLS reports that auto mechanic mechanics in South Carolina earned a mean annual salary of nearly $34,500 in 2009, while auto body repairers earned approximately $41,160 and truck mechanics earned just over $39,000.

South Carolina 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 South Carolina which qualify for certification (accreditation) by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

South Carolina NATEF Certified Collision Repair / Autobody Technician Schools
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation is an organization that evaluates collision repair programs and autobody refinishing programs in South Carolina against those standards developed by the US automotive industry and recommend those qualifying programs for accreditation by ASE.

South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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.

South Carolina 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 South Carolina and,at the same time, earns them an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology at a local, participating community school.

South Carolina 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 South Carolina or elsewhere in North America.

Auto Mechanic Schools in South Carolina:

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