List of Auto Mechanic and Automotive Programs & Certifications

List of Auto Mechanic and Automotive Programs & Certifications

Auto mechanic programs and certifications are, like socket wrenches, not one-size-fits all. The skills and education needed to diagnose and repair a malfunctioning engine are not the same as the training and experience needed to assess the life-threatening damage done to a vehicles' frame during a collision. Different automotive programs can vary in both time-to-complete and prerequisites as well as in awards offered after completion of the mechanical program. Some classes may offer certification, allowing students with previously acquired associate degrees in automotive mechanics to expand their professional opportunities or expertise.

Generally, you can expect three types of programs or certifications:

  • Engineering or mechanic programs and certs, focusing on repairing, maintaining or diagnosing engines for gasoline cars and diesel trucks as well as the small engines of motorcycles
  • Structural certifications and programs, focusing on the repair or modification of a vehicle's chassis and fairings (sometimes call body-work) or the addition of performance suspensions, exhaust or roll cages
  • Automakers and professional certification organizations offer specialized credentialing for their vehicles and maintaining professional standards, which can be useful for finding employment as dealership mechanics or in displaying one's skills and services.

Use the search bar below to find a degree or certification program that can fit your needs.

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  • AUTO

    Passionate about cars and interested in pursuing a career as an auto mechanic? Or are you an auto mechanic looking to further your career prospects? Here’s all the information you need about the training and certification you’ll want to increase your salary and job outlook, plus a list of schools with their program and location details.

  • Diesel Mechanic Training

    Diesel mechanic training can prepare you to service and maintain the light-, medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles that help make the world go round. If you want to work on transit buses, long-haul trucks or the big engines that keep the agriculture and energy industries humming, diesel technology training can help you get started.

  • Collision Repair Training

    The standards of service quality set by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) cover training programs for all types of technician, and collision repair and refinishing techs are no different. Read on for more info on NATEF-certified autobody programs.

  • Motorcycle Mechanic Training

    There are more than a few motorcycles out there on the road, and their ignition, suspension, drivetrain, transmission and other systems need service and maintenance from specially trained mechanics. Learn about motorcycle mechanic schools and the different programs they offer.

  • Automotive Technology

    Automotive technology schools and the education they provide can help you achieve the auto  technician career you want today. Learn everything you need to know about on-campus and online options for programs that focus on the latest advancements and technology in the industry.

  • High Performance Auto

    You're not the only one who's noticed that some engines just tend to roar louder and sweeter than others. Find out how high performance auto mechanic schools can train you for a career working on the most magnificent mechanical beasts on the road. Read on to know about the programs here.

  • NATEF Certification

    If you're planning to train as an auto mechanic, it pays to know that your education will be up to the standards of service that employers and customers all over the country expect. Here's a look at why ASE and NATEF certified auto technician programs should be your first priority.

  • Audi Academy Technician Program

    Aspiring to be an Audi mechanic? Audi takes the training of its mechanics seriously. Find out how Audi Academy technician training and certification program can prepare you to service and maintain some of the world's most high-tech, high-performance vehicles.

  • BMW Mechanic Programs

    The BMW FastTrack and STEP programs provide focused, up-to-date training on the latest model BMW vehicles, engines and service procedures. If you're hoping to work at an authorized BMW dealership or service center, check out these details about BMW program training today.

  • Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program

    Porsche is one of the world's foremost designers and manufacturers of sports cars, and the Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program (PTAP) can train you to be among the lucky few who maintain & service them. Click through for some inside info on the exclusive Porsche mechanic program.


    If you're a Ford lover and want to know the secrets of the iconic U.S. automaker's vehicles and engines, the Ford ASSET Technician Program is your ticket to expert status. Read on to find out about the requirements for admission to Ford ASSET schools and the benefits that manufacturer training can bring to a mechanic's career.


    General Motors controls a portfolio of car and truck brands that spans the globe and goes back generations. Here's some information on GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) technician schools, what they can teach you and where you can find them.

  • AYES Certification

    If you're a young aspiring mechanic, or if you know a teenager who is passionate about cars, learn about the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) partnership that certain high schools and prep schools have with dealers and automakers. Read on for more info on AYES schools.