Baton Rouge Auto Mechanic Schools
One school in Baton Rouge offers a training option for students interested in preparing for careers as auto mechanics. In order to find other programs, students will need to travel to neighboring areas where they can be found. This article looks at two schools and their program offerings. A table lets students compare important aspects of the colleges, including enrollment, tuition and graduation rates. This information can help them decide which program is best for their needs.
- Baton Rouge Community College is nearly three miles from downtown Baton Rouge. It offers an automotive technology associate's degree program.
- Fletcher Technical Community College (FTCC), approximately 55 miles from downtown, offers technical diploma and certificate programs.
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Comparison of Schools
The following table offers a concise look at the pertinent features of each of these schools.
|Baton Rouge Community College||Fletcher Technical Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||7,908*||2,221*|
|Campus Setting||Midsize city||Rural|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$4,221 in-state; $8,299 out-of-state*||$3,966 in-state; $7,489 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017)||78%*||83%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A - Open admissions*||N/A - Open admissions*|
|Retention Rate for Full-Time Students (2016-2017)||45%*||61%*|
|Graduation Rate (for Students Beginning in 2014)||11%*||24%*|
Source: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics
Baton Rouge Community College
This school first opened its doors in 1998 with approximately 2,000 students. Enrollment grew to just over 8,000 students by 2012.
Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology
For this program, students will need to be at least 18 years old or older. They'll also need to pass a drug and criminal background check and possess a valid driver's license. To complete the degree, students will need to maintain a GPA of 2.00 or better. This program is designed to prepare students for certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
Fletcher Technical Community College
Located in Schriever, which is about 55 miles from Baton Rouge, Fletcher Technical Community College offers technical diploma and certificate programs in automotive technology. The school's automotive technology courses generally include classroom sessions and practical application. Applicants are expected to have a high school diploma or GED.
Technical Diploma - Automotive Technology
This program covers entry-level career preparation, including brake, engine, drive train and clutch repair; transmissions; steering; suspension; HVAC; and electrical components. Each technical area provides extensive training. Students also learn basic computer and job-search skills.
Automotive Technology - Technical Certificate
Students may also pursue a certificate program in automotive technology, which allows for a shorter but more intensive course of study. Students can pick from one of three options, each requiring 18 hours of credits for completion of the program.