Albuquerque Auto Mechanic School Overviews with Program Info

Oct 02, 2020

Auto Mechanic Training Programs in Albuquerque

Aspiring automotive mechanics in Albuquerque have limited options for training. This article profiles the one public school that offers associate's degree and certificate programs. There's also a table of information about the school, such as tuition and enrollment figures, that give prospective students an idea of what it is like.

  • Central New Mexico Community College is the only school in the Albuquerque area that offers these types of programs. Eight separate campuses serve the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas with day and evening courses. The closest campus to downtown is about eight miles away.

School Information

Anyone considering a school should look at these facts and see how well Central New Mexico Community College meets their needs.

Central New Mexico Community College
School Type 2-year, public*
Total Enrollment (2019) 23,096*
Campus Setting Large city*
Tuition & Fees (2019-2020) $1,650 in-state*; $7,410 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2018-2019) 83%*
Acceptance Rate (2019) N/A - Open admissions
Retention Rate (Fall 2018 to Fall 2019) 65% for full-time students; 43% for part-time students *
Graduation Rate (Students who started Fall 2016) 29% (9% transfer-out rate)

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Central New Mexico Community College

Central New Mexico Community College offers two certificate programs and an associate degree program for prospective automotive mechanics. Students in the associate's degree program in transportation technology can select between two degree concentrations: automotive technology and diesel equipment technology. Students are required to purchase their own tools and textbooks in advance of joining the program.

Associate of Applied Science in Transportation Technology - Automotive Technology

This concentration is designed to help students interested in receiving training in general automotive technology to prepare for a career as an automotive mechanic. The curriculum includes courses in engine repair, transmission repair, brake service and electrical systems. Completing this program can help students acquire work at a repair shop, automobile dealership or other agency.

Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Service Fundamentals

Aspiring automotive mechanics interested in receiving fundamental training over a short period of time may look into Central New Mexico's certificate program in automotive service fundamentals. This program requires students to complete 14 credits, which includes four automotive technology classes. Students receive training in automotive systems, brake systems, suspensions and electrical systems.

Certificate of Completion in Automotive Technology

Central New Mexico Community College also offers a lengthier certificate program in automotive technology. This 38-credit program includes the same courses featured in the fundamentals program and also includes courses in engine performance, transmission repair and automotive electronics. An internship program is available for students who are interested in applying their skills in a professional environment.

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