Baton Rouge Auto Mechanic Schools
No schools in Baton Rouge offer training options for students interested in preparing for careers as auto mechanics. In order to find such a program, students will need to travel to neighboring areas where programs can be found. This article looks at a few schools and their program offerings. A table lets students compare important aspects of the two schools, including enrollment, tuition and graduation rates. This information can help them decide which program is best for their needs.
- South Central Louisiana Technical College is nearly fifty miles from downtown Baton Rouge. It offers an automotive technology program that features technical diploma and certificate programs
- 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 pertinent features of each of these schools.
|South Central Louisiana Technical College||Fletcher Technical Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2014)||2,039*||1,777*|
|Campus Setting||Distant town||Rural|
|Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)||$2,526 in-state; $4,416 out-of-state*||$3,951 in-state; $7,474 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2011)||67%*||75%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2015-2016)||N/A - Open admissions*||N/A - Open admissions*|
|Retention Rate (2013-2014)||62%*||46%*|
|Graduation Rate (for Students Beginning in 2011)||59%*||12%*|
Source: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics
South Central Louisiana Technical College
Students who are looking for entry-level training in automotive technology can find it at South Central Louisiana Technical College in Lafourches. Students take classroom-based courses as well as practical shop courses where they learn technical skills. These courses help students prepare for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam. Admission is open to applicants with high school diplomas or GED.
Technical Diploma - Automotive Technology
Students interested in earning a technical diploma in automotive technology can do so by completing each of the school's eight Technical Competency Areas (TCA). Sample TCAs include subjects such as engine repair, manual drive train, automatic transmission.
Certificate of Technical Studies in Automotive Technology
Students who wish to specialize in a particular area can opt to complete only three TCAs, in which case they will earn a certificate for their efforts. Areas of study include engine blocks, transmissions, heating and cooling systems, steering and suspension systems, electrical systems and brake systems.
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.
Certificate of Technical Studies
Students may also pursue a certificate program in automotive technology, which allows for a shorter but more intensive course of study. Rather than complete all eight program areas, students complete between 2-4 subjects and earn their certificate.