Certificates and associate's degree automotive machinist programs are available at many 2-year colleges around the country.
Schools with Automotive Machinist Programs
The following list includes a number of public and private schools that offer automotive machinist programs.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Undergraduate Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|New England Institute of Technology||East Greenwich, RI||4-year, Private||Associate's||$23,031|
|Weber State University||Ogden, UT||4-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state $5,321; Out-of-state $14,235|
|Daytona State College||Daytona Beach, FL||4-year, Public||Certificate||In-state $3,282; Out-of-state $12,352|
|Northern Virginia Community College||Annandale, VA||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state $5,138; Out-of-state $11,055|
|Chaffey College||Rancho Cucamonga, CA||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state $1,153; Out-of-state $6,217|
|Shasta College||Redding, CA||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state $1,183; Out-of-state $6,223|
|Mississippi Delta Community College||Moorhead, MS||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state $2,520; Out-of-state $4,128|
|Northwest Technical College||Bemidji, MN||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$5,480|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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School Selection Criteria
There are key things to consider when selecting an automotive machinist school.
- Prior to choosing an automotive machinist school, individuals should determine whether the program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
- Some programs, particularly certificate programs, require applicants to have work experience in an automotive shop or with engines.
- Those seeking to gain an education in this field should also determine whether they would like to earn a certificate or associate's degree.
- Program costs vary widely, based on whether the school is public or private, and whether the student is a local or in-state student.
Certificate of Completion - Automotive Machinist
These certificate programs consist of an average of 25 credit hours. Instructors teach the majority of coursework through labs, providing students with hands-on experience. Students are required to complete an internship.
Associate's Degree in Automotive Machinery or Technology
Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science provide instruction in automotive shop management, along with automotive repair. Students are required to complete an internship with a local repair shop.
Many colleges offer programs for aspiring automotive machinists. It is possible to earn a certificate or associate's degree in this field to prepare to pursue an automotive machinist career.