///    Virginia Auto Mechanic Schools

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports employers in the automotive repair and service industry typically prefer to hire individuals with formal training. In Virginia, auto mechanic schools offer training in the fundamentals of motorcycle, diesel and automotive technology. Although the length of each program may vary, most programs traditionally last between six and twelve months. Auto mechanic schools in Virginia also provide online education coursework--another option for working professionals looking to develop skills in areas such as automotive HVAC, transmissions, fuel injection systems and more.

After finishing a certificate or degree program, many students turn to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence for additional certifications. ASE certification is considered to be the industry standard and represents commitment to the automotive service and repair field. According to the BLS, the 2009 mean annual wage for auto mechanics and service technicians in Virginia was just over $40,700. Certain Virginia localities had an even higher 2009 mean annual wage: Richmond ($48,620), the Washington, DC/Arlington/Alexandria metro area ($46,670) and Charlottesville ($43,430).

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

Virginia NATEF Certified Diesel Mechanic Schools
NATEF is a not-for-profit organization that evaluates diesel technician training programs in Virginia against standards developed by US diesel industry participants and recommend those programs which qualify for ASE certification.

Virginia NATEF Certified Collision Repair / Autobody Technician Schools
NATEF evaluates collision repair programs and autobody refinishing programs in Virginia against US automotive industry standards and recommend for accreditation by ASE those qualifying programs.

AYES Affiliated Auto Mechanic Schools Virginia
Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) is a partnership incorporating participating automotive manufacturers, dealers, and selected high schools & tech prep schools in Virginia 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.

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

Virginia GM ASEP Participating Auto 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.

Virginia BMW STEP Program Participating Automotive 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 Virginia or elsewhere in North America.

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