Auto Mechanic Schools in Delaware with Program Information

Jul 22, 2019

Research auto mechanic schools in Delaware, which currently has two colleges offering programs. Read an overview of degree programs, tuition info and program options for these schools and decide which program is right for you.

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Essential Information

Auto mechanic programs prepare students for careers in automotive maintenance and repair. Students in Delaware may choose to earn a diploma or associate's degree in the field; credits earned through a diploma program may be transferred to a two-year degree program. Curricula include classroom studies and hands-on training with vehicle engines and systems. A work experience may be required to earn an associate's degree, depending on the school.

Though there are more than 20 public and private institutions of higher learning in Delaware, only two offer degree programs for auto mechanics. Below is brief profile of both options, along with a comparison table of their offerings and tuition.

Delaware Technical Community College - Owens

Located in Georgetown, the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical Community College serves over 4,700 students. The school currently offers both an associate's degree in automotive technology and a diploma in automotive technician studies. The diploma program is a two-semester, 34-credit hour program comprising automotive technology courses along with classes in trade math, composition, computer applications and human relations. Diploma students may transfer their credits to the associate's degree program. The associate's degree program is a four-semester, 62-credit-hour program comprising the same courses students take for the diploma with the addition of three classes in engine repair and performance and manual transmissions/transaxles.

Delaware Technical Community College - Stanton/Wilmington

The Wilmington campus of Delaware Technical Community College is attended by nearly 7,000 people and offers the same associate's degree and diploma programs as the Owens campus. Most of the requirements for completion of both programs are the same with one notable exception. Students enrolled in the automotive program at this campus take an extra semester consisting of a co-op work experience course as a means of gaining valuable hands-on experience and reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom over the first two semesters.

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type & Setting Auto Mechanic Programs Offered Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)
Delaware Technical Community College - Owens 2-year, public; rural Diploma in Automotive Technician Studies,
Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology
$4,904 (in-state); $11,632 (out-of-state)*
Delaware Technical Community College - Stanton/Wilmington 2-year, public; small city Diploma in Automotive Technician Studies,
Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology
$4,904 (in-state); $11,632 (out-of-state)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

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