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Automotive Vocational Schools

Automotive programs may offer a combination of hands-on experience and classroom teaching. In technical school, you may learn about cooling systems, steering and suspension, as well as braking, exhaust and fuel systems. You may get some math and technical communication training, too. The beauty of this type of vocational training is that you may get credits toward your certificate or degree while you study auto mechanics on the job, which means you can earn an income while advancing your education. If you want to go the extra mile and learn additional skills, most vocational schools offer additional advanced training.

Beyond Basic Automotive Training
Automotive programs offer additional training for the maintenance and repair of a variety of vehicles--from motorcycles and leisure vehicles to trucks and domestic cars. Automotive programs can lead to certification or to an associate's degree, depending on the type of technical school you attend and the course you choose. Trade schools are usually quite flexible, so you can build up a selection of certificates in subjects that interest you. You can even take courses online.

Career Opportunities
Because technical schools vary enormously, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offers certification to trade schools and to individuals, in order to promote high standards in the industry. Getting your ASE certification is voluntary, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that ASE qualifications are preferred by many employers (and customers!). Automotive vocational school graduates can work for local government, automobile dealers, repair workshops, gasoline stations and automotive parts stores. Though your training won't guarantee a particular salary, median earnings range from $35,790 to $40,120, according to the BLS of 2010 May.

Automotive Vocational Schools
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Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Technical Institute.

Programs : Automotive Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Diesel Technology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Philadelphia: 9191 Torresdale Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19136

East Windsor: 97 Newberry Road East Windsor, CT 06088

Union: 2299 Vauxhall Road Union, NJ 07083

Mahwah: 70 McKee Drive Mahwah, NJ 07430

Whitestone: 15-30 Petracca Place Whitestone, NY 11357

South Plainfield: 901 Hadley Road South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.

Programs : Automotive Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Diesel Technology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Melrose Park: 8317 W. North Avenue Melrose Park, IL 60160

Columbia: 9325 Snowden River Parkway Columbia, MD 21046

West Palm Beach: 2410 Metrocentre Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Nashville: 1524 Gallatin Road Nashville, TN 37206

Indianapolis: 7225 Winton Drive Building 128 Indianapolis, IN 46268

Denver: 460 South Lipan Street Denver, CO 80223

Gear up for a better future at WyoTech.

Programs : Advanced Automotive Diagnostics, Automotive Technology, Collision/Refinishing Technology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fremont: 200 Whitney Place Fremont, CA 94539

Long Beach: 2161 Technology Place Long Beach, CA 90810

Blairsville: 500 Innovation Drive Blairsville, PA 15717

  Vatterott College is dedicated to providing students opportunities to gain the hands-on skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.

Programs : Automotive Technology, Diesel Mechanic, and more..

Campus Locations :

Wichita: 8853 E. 37th Street North Wichita, KS 67226

Saint Louis: 8580 Evans Ave Saint Louis, MO 63134

Kansas City: 8955 E. 38th Terrace Kansas City, MO 64129

Springfield: 3850 S. Campbell Springfield, MO 65807

Des Moines: 7000 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA 50321

Memphis: 6991 Appling Farms Parkway Memphis, TN 38133

Oklahoma City: 4621 N.W. 23rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73127

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical college offering over 30 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs.

Programs : Associate in Science in Automotive High Performance, Associate in Science in Automotive Technology, Associate in Science in Auto Body Technology, and more..

Campus Locations :

East Greenwich: One New England Tech Boulevard East Greenwich, RI 02818

Jump-start your automotive career with Universal Technical Institute in Illinois.

Programs : Automotive Technology, Collision Repair, Diesel, and more..

Campus Locations :

Exton: 750 Pennsylvania Drive Exton, PA 19341

Norwood: One Upland Road, Building 200 Norwood, MA 02062

Sacramento: 4400 E. Commerce Way Sacramento, CA 95834

Lisle: 2611 Corporate West Drive Lisle, IL 60532

Avondale: 10695 W. Pierce Street Avondale, AZ 85323

Mooresville: 220 Byers Creek Road Mooresville, NC 28117

Rancho Cucamonga: 9494 Haven Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Houston: 721 Lockhaven Drive Houston, TX 77073

Irving: 5151 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

Orlando: 2202 W. Taft Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32837

Phoenix: 2844 West Deer Valley Road Phoenix, AZ 85027

Take your career to the next step with IntelliTec College.

Programs : Automotive Technician (Colorado Springs), and more..

Campus Locations :

Colorado Springs: 2315 East Pikes Peak Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.

Programs : Auto Repair Technician, Diesel Mechanics, Motorcycle Repair Technician, and more..

Campus Locations :

Scranton: Scranton, PA 18501

Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.

Programs : Automotive Technician, Motorcycle Repair, and more..

Campus Locations :

Norcross: Norcross, GA

Earn Your Diploma from Home!

Programs : Auto Mechanics, Small Engine Repair, and more..

Campus Locations :

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