Auto Mechanic Schools in Dallas, TX

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Auto mechanics is a prime example of a career that offers exciting rewards without the need for completing a degree. Most mechanics start their careers as apprentices or with a basic certificate that covers simple engine systems and tools. Although employment may not require a degree, many automotive technology programs go all the way up to the associate of applied science degree to cover advanced technical skills and general education courses to go along with the core modules. The advanced training covered creates wider opportunities and provides access to higher-paying jobs from the get-go. Moreover, the more specialized systems found in today’s technologically advanced vehicles, require knowledge that exceeds the basic systems covered in certificate programs. So, if you’re looking to start out small and learn in a hands-on way in the real-world you might choose a certificate or diploma program. Alternatively, you can opt for a degree program followed by ASE certification and improve your career prospects after graduation.

Dallas College Brookhaven Campus

The Service Technician AAS Degree Program at Dallas College prepares students for entry-level employment as an automotive technician. The program takes a building block approach navigating from the simple to complex. It will include theory in the classroom, diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of automobiles including late model vehicles with electronic systems. Faculty will emphasize operational theory, practical skills, and shop procedures. Course modules include introduction to automotive theory, automotive engine removal and installation, automotive engine repair, automotive electrical systems, automotive brake systems, automotive electrical diagnosis and repair, automotive climate control systems, automotive engine performance, automotive service, automotive electrical controls, automotive automatic transmission and transaxle, and automotive mechanics. Students will need to complete elective and general education courses.

Program overview:

Automotive Technology – Service Technician AAS

Duration: 2 years (5 semesters)

Semester credit hours: 60

Prerequisites:

  • Apply for enrollment at Dallas College
  • Attend a pre-advising session with an enrollment representative
  • Must meet with TSI requirements
  • Attend an information session
  • Register and pay for classes
  • Applicants under 18 years of age
  • Must provide documentation of high school graduation or equivalent
  • Must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must have a valid social security number and state photo ID

Program cost:

Tuition costs $79 per credit hour for Dallas County residents and $135 per credit hour for other Texas residents.

Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

The Automotive Technology program at UTI covers everything from simple engine systems to power performance machines. It leads to an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree. The program content is delivered in a blended learning model which includes online training conducted by an instructor and hands-on application in the lab. The method of instruction is closely aligned with the activities conducted in a real-world setting. Courses will cover automotive engine service and repair, professional automotive service writing, automotive powertrains and transmissions, vehicle steering and suspension service and repair, hybrid vehicle system maintenance, automotive climate control systems and repair, and vehicle electronic systems and technology.  Graduates will be prepared to test for ASE certification.

Program overview:

Automotive Technology – AOS

Duration: 51 weeks

Clock hours: 1380

Semester credit hours: 61

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Applicants enrolling under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian execute the enrollment agreement
  • Must have completed high school or equivalent – a high school diploma, transcript, or DD Form 214 showing verification of high school graduation or GED
  • Must not have been convicted or pleaded guilty or no contest to a violent crime involving a weapon
  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • Must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must have a valid social security number and state photo ID

Program cost:

The program cost of $39,415 includes tuition, textbooks, one work shirt, two t-shirts, safety glasses, registration fee, lab fee, and equipment fee.

  • Website: https://www.uti.edu/
  • Address: 5151 Regent Boulevard, Irving, TX 75063
  • Phone: 972-505-2200

Hill College

The Hill College Snap-on Automotive Technology Program is a technologically advanced program. Students will learn in the one-of-a-kind facility designed to encourage the development of advanced diagnostic skills needed to service modern vehicles. They will work with simple and advanced equipment and tools in a two-story lab area with 10 stalls for practical automotive teaching.  It will also require instruction in the classroom and conference rooms. Course modules include automotive electrical systems, automotive brake systems, automotive steering and suspension, electrical diagnosis and repair, automotive drive train and axles, automotive engine repair, automotive engine performance analysis, automotive management or automotive mechanics technology, automotive heating and air conditioning, automotive automatic transmissions and transaxle, and business computer applications. Graduates will be fully prepared to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam.

Program overview:

Automotive Technology – Associate of Applied Science

Duration: 5 semesters

Semester credit hours: 61

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must create an account to set up a profile and provide basic demographic information
  • Complete the two-year application and provide a social security number to speed up the application process
  • Provide a valid email address and acknowledge the validation email
  • Submit official high school transcripts from an accredited high school – must include the graduation date including the month, day, and year
  • Applicants who have not graduated from an accredited high school must have passed the High School Equivalency
  • Must have meningitis vaccination if under the age of 21

Program cost:

Tuition costs $1,191 per semester for Hill County in-district students completing 12 credit hours per semester. The cost of books and supplies are not included.

Lincoln Tech

The automotive technology diploma program at Lincoln Tech prepares students with entry-level knowledge and skills to correctly test, diagnose, replace, repair, and adjust necessary components of the mechanical, electronic, hydraulic, and accessories systems on modern-day automobiles. Course topics include driving your performance, engine repair and performance tuning, fuel systems and performance tuning, electrical systems, drivability diagnostics, transmission and drive lines, automatic transmissions, advanced automotive electronics, automotive brake systems, service shop procedures, and automotive steering and suspensions. Graduates will be prepared for employment in automotive service to analyze, problem-solve, and service vehicles under supervision. Day, afternoon, and evening schedules are available.

Program overview:

Automotive Technology – Diploma

Duration: 56 weeks (day) 68 weeks (evening)

Instructional hours: 1560

Semester credit hours: 60

Prerequisites:

  • Must be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance
  • Must be a high school graduate or passed the High School Equivalency
  • Must complete and sign an Enrollment Agreement
  • Complete the Learner Assessment to determine readiness for academic success
  • Attend a new student orientation
  • Submit a completed application and pay the registration fee

Program cost:

The program cost of $35,360 includes tuition, books, uniforms, registration fee, student fee, technology fee, and tools.