Top Schools for Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Training

Read about vehicle repair and maintenance training programs, often found at community and technical colleges. Learn about the program options at three noteworthy schools, and find a table of other colleges in the U.S. that provide training in vehicle repair and maintenance.

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Top schools that provide training in vehicle repair and maintenance or engine repair include Utah Valley University, Bismarck State College and Forsyth Technical Community College, each of which awards a certificate and a diploma in a relevant training area. Students at Utah Valley University and Bismarck State College can also earn an Associate of Applied Science. Of the three schools featured below, Bismarck State College is the only one to offer a program accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Both Utah Valley and Forsyth were ranked among Community College Week.

1. Utah Valley University in Orem, UT

School Highlight: Training in the automotive technology program will provide a foundation for basic skills which will allow graduates to adapt to changing technologies.

Students interested in vehicle repair and maintenance training can choose from a certificate, diploma or an Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology program. An Associate of Science with a pre-major in automotive technology, as well as a bachelor's degree in technology management, are also available.

2. Bismarck State College in Bismarck, ND

School Highlight: Automotive technology instructors at the college have all acquired Automotive Service Excellence certification.

Bismarck State College offers NATEF-accredited programs in automotive technology that lead to a certificate, diploma or Associate of Applied Science. These programs prepare graduates for entry-level jobs as automotive technicians and are helpful in teaching farmers how to repair and maintain farm equipment.

3. Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC

School Highlight: The Certificate in Recreational Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technology program is limited to 15 students each year.

Forsyth offers a certificate program in recreational vehicle maintenance and repair technology. Students can also pursue certificate and diploma programs in auto body repair that help them prepare for entry-level positions.

Top Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Training Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Arapahoe Community College Automotive service technology program has four brand-specific tracks and one general automotive track Littleton, CO
Black Hawk College Automotive Repair Technology A.A.S. Moline, IL
Chippewa Valley Technical College Offers a 1-year technical diploma program Eau Claire, WI
Iowa Western Community College Offers a Ford-specific program Council Bluffs, IA
Lansing Community College Automotive program courses offered throughout the year Lansing, MI
Modesto Junior College Associate's and certificate programs Modesto, CA
Salt Lake Community College Offers various automotive degrees Salt Lake City, UT

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