Mechanic Schools in Philadelphia, PA

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According to the Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020 published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pennsylvania comes in as the fifth-highest state in terms of employment of automotive service technicians. There were 30,000 technicians employed with areas such as Philadelphia and Exton accounting for more than 12,000 of those employed. Technicians are critical in the sustenance of a society that thrives on automobiles for personal and commercial purposes. For work or for play, individuals and families need well-maintained vehicles, and that requires a knowledgeable mechanic. In an automotive technician program, you will earn the skills required to perform oil changes, diagnose problems, repair engines, and perform routine maintenance.

Lincoln Tech

The Automotive Technology Diploma provided by Lincoln Tech prepares students with knowledge and skills to test, diagnose, repair and replace the components of the mechanical, electronic, hydraulic, and accessories systems in an automobile. The course topics covered include driving your performance, gasoline engine construction and operation, electrical systems, automatic transmissions, driveability diagnostics, automotive brake systems, service shop procedures, service shop management, and air conditioning and electrical accessories. Students must complete out-of-class assignments for each course. Graduates will be qualified for entry-level positions in the automotive industry.

Program overview:
Automotive Technology Diploma
Credit hours: 60
Clock hours: 1560
Duration: 56 weeks full-time or 106 weeks part-time

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or state-approved high school equivalency
  • Complete and sign an Enrollment Agreement
  • Pay a deposit towards the required registration fee
  • Take and achieve a passing score on the entrance assessment exam (Wonderlic SLE) – 11 minimum score

Program cost:
The program cost of $35,342 includes tuition, books, uniforms, registration, student fee, technology fee, and tools.  Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: https://www.lincolntech.edu/
Address: 9191 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136
Phone: (215) 335-0800

Community College of Philadelphia

The Automotive Technology – Automotive Service Technology program at Community College of Philadelphia prepares students to become an automotive technician. The program emphasizes industry-standard computer software, practical hands-on automotive skills, and team building skills. CCP offers industry-certified instructors, state-of-the-art facility, access to modern diagnostic and repair equipment, and opportunities for internships and work experience. Through manufacturer partnerships with Nissan of North America and Ford Motor Company through the Nissan Technician Training Academy and Ford Technical Career Entry Program – Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR), students will be able to participate in manufacturer programs. Course topics include an introduction to automotive technology, principles of automotive electricity and electronics, computer applications and courses, auto engine mechanical repair, automotive manual transmissions and drivelines, automotive braking systems, advanced automotive electrical systems, fundamentals of chemistry, air conditioning and heating systems, automotive suspension and steering systems, and engine performance and diagnosis. Graduates will receive an associate degree and be prepared for professional manufacturer automotive certifications. The program is accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation so graduates will qualify for ASE certification.

Program overview:
Automotive Technology AAS Degree
Credit hours: 62
Duration: 4 semesters

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or state-approved high school equivalency
  • Complete and sign an Enrollment Agreement
  • Submit a completed application and registration fee

Program cost:
Tuition costs $2,684 per semester for resident students completing 13 credits.  Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: https://ccp.edu/
Address: 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-751-8000

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Philadelphia Technician Training Institute

Philadelphia Technician Training Institute offers automotive technology students the opportunity to complete the training required for entry-level employment in the automotive industry in just six months. ASE Certified instructors cover shop safety, brake systems, diagnostics, electrical, PA emission inspection, PA safety inspection, operation, shop equipment, maintenance and repair, and troubleshooting. Students who complete 700 hours of classes, have proof of a secured internship, and have completed and signed documentation from the PTTI Coordinator will be eligible to receive the toolbox and tools. Graduates will receive a diploma in Automotive Technology and Repair and be able to perform repairs for cars and light trucks. They will receive a PA State and Emission license, 2,500 worth of tools and a large tool cart, and job placement assistance. Placement rate is 92% within the first month of completion.

Program overview:
Automotive Technology Diploma
Clock hours: 900 hours
Duration: 26 weeks

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or state-approved high school equivalency
  • Complete and sign an Enrollment Agreement
  • Submit a completed application and registration fee

Program cost:
Tuition costs $$18,038 inclusive of registration fee and insurance. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: https://ptt.edu/
Address: 1901 West Girard Ave Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-381-9403
Email: info@ptt.edu

Universal Technical Institute

The automotive technology program at Universal Technical Institute encourages learning by doing approach to the maintenance and repair of import and domestic vehicles. Students will learn the basics and complex as it relates to simple engine systems and power and performance machines. Foundational courses will prepare students to diagnose, maintain, and repair domestic and foreign vehicles. Topics include automotive engines service and repair, professional automotive service writing, vehicle brake systems, vehicle steering and suspension service and repair, vehicle electronic systems and technology, automotive climate control systems and repair, automotive power/performance tuning and emissions repair, and hybrid vehicle systems. Graduates will receive credit toward professional certifications and gain industry-related experience and be prepared for entry-level employment in the industry.

Program overview:
Automotive Technology Diploma
Clock hours: 690 hours
Duration: 51 weeks

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or state-approved high school equivalency
  • Complete and sign an Enrollment Agreement
  • Submit a completed application and registration fee

Program cost:
Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: https://www.uti.edu/
Address: 750 Pennsylvania Drive, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
Phone: 610-458-5595

Automotive Training Center

The Automotive and Diesel Technology program at Automotive Training Center gives students the opportunity to work on diesel engines and diesel technology. They will learn how to maintain the health of diesel engines and complex fuel systems. The curriculum covers technology used on diesel engines from top brand names such as Mitsubishi, Cummins, and Caterpillar. Experienced instructors will cover the basics in the classroom to prepares students for hands-on activities in the shop, which accounts for 50% of the total coursework. Course topics include diesel air intake systems, injectors, turbochargers, electronic engine controls like EUI, HEUI, and electronic common rail. Other topics include manual drive train and axles, brakes, engine repair, suspension and steering, computer controls and electronic diagnostics

Program overview:
Automotive and Diesel Technology Diploma
Clock hours: 690 hours
Duration: 51 weeks

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or state-approved high school equivalency
  • Complete and sign an Enrollment Agreement
  • Submit a completed application and registration fee

Program cost:
The estimated program cost of $19,200 includes expenses for books, supplies, and other miscellaneous costs.

Website: https://autotraining.edu/
Address: 114 Pickering Way, Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 888-321-8992

 

 

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