List of Auto Mechanic and Automotive Techanician Training Schools

The following list of auto mechanic and automotive technician schools specialize fully or in part in educating students how to repair, build or maintain vehicles, including motorcycles, cars and trucks. While auto mechanic programs don’t typically include liberal arts topics such as history and literature, classes in mathematics and writing may be required.

Each listed auto mechanic school may offer different levels of professional education and they may also expect students to meet rigorous educational requirements in order to complete a program. Some schools also specialize in specific types of automotive programs such as:

  • Small engine or motorcycle repair
  • Diesel engines
  • Gasoline engines
  • Body work and collision repair
  • High-performance tuning

Some schools may only have regional campuses or they may have online offerings. Generally speaking, while online programs can provide the needed classroom work required to earn a degree or certificate of completion, schools are still likely to require students to complete hands-on training courses. Be sure to check with the school about the availability and depth of their education programs and the locations of their campuses. Use the links below to find out more information about each school.

Universal Technical Institute (UTI)

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) programs can train you in automotive, diesel, collision repair, and more using both classroom-based instruction and hands-on training. With numerous manufacturer partnerships, expert instructors and state-of-the-art facilities at campus locations across the country, UTI has something to offer beginning technicians and experienced auto mechanics alike.


Lincoln Technical Institute

Study fuel and emissions systems, electrical systems, transmission technology, powertrain systems, computer diagnostics and more at Lincoln Tech, as well as collision repair at select locations. With its campuses in nine states spanning three time zones, Lincoln Tech is working to serve students wherever they need automotive training.


Penn Foster Career School (Online)

Penn Foster Career School offers online career programs in numerous disciplines, and its automotive tech programs are just as decentralized and flexible. Study full time to complete most programs in just 12 months, or work at your own pace and on your own time.


Stratford Career Institute (Online)

The auto mechanics program at Stratford Career Institute is a full-vehicle series of training courses delivered online at your own pace. Learn basic to advanced repair and maintenance techniques, including modern computerized diagnostic and performance testing along with emissions systems, electrical, engines, suspension and more.


NASCAR Technical Institute

NASCAR is the first and last word in American auto racing, and mechanics hoping to work for the motorsports giant can find the training they need at the NASCAR Technical Institute. Learn about programs in pit crew education, NASCAR engine technology, dedicated Ford and Nissan automotive systems training and more.


Arizona Automotive Institute

Auto mechanic training is right around the corner for aspiring mechanics in the Phoenix and Glendale areas, with programs in diesel and heavy truck service as well as general automotive technology. Whether you want to work on personal vehicles, long-haul trucks or buses, AAI can give you the education you need.


New England Institute of Technology

Not only does the New England Institute of Technology offer programs in automotive technology, auto body and collision and automotive service management, but students with a real passion for engines and machinery can also take mechanical engineering technology courses to better understand how cars and trucks are made.