Individuals with formal training are typically preferred by employers in the automotive service and repair industries, notes the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Vermont, automotive schools prepare students to work with automotive, motorcycle or diesel technology. These programs teach students how to diagnose issues, conduct routine maintenance as well as perform vehicle repair. Online education programs at auto mechanic schools in Vermont allow working professionals a flexible option for completing a certificate or degree.
Post-degree programs, students may earn certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE certifications are available in different areas such as collision repair, parts and undercar service. In order to complete the certification process mechanics and service technicians must pass ASE exams and have two years of qualified work experience. In Vermont, auto service technicians and mechanics earned a mean annual salary of approximately $38,690, auto body repairers earned just over $43,350 and diesel engine specialists earned over $43,820 in May 2014.