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Auto Mechanic Schools IN MA with Program Overviews

Dec 13, 2018

Massachusetts (MA) has eight schools that offer auto mechanic programs. Get some information about degrees and certificates and some quick facts for two of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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MA Auto Mechanic Schools

Auto mechanic programs are available at multiple Massachusetts community colleges and technical institutes. These programs award certificates or associate's degrees to students upon completion. Auto mechanic education programs often require students take courses on diagnostic testing, brake systems and gasoline engines. Additionally, auto mechanic programs may prepare students for certification with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Two MA colleges and the available auto mechanic programs are outlined in further detail below. Find information about course topics and required credits. Get statistical information regarding each school in the table.

  • Middlesex Community College (MCC) is based about 14 miles from downtown Boston. The college offers an associate's degree program in automotive technology.
  • Quinsigamond Community College provides both a certificate and a 2-year degree in automotive technology. The school is located approximately 37 miles from downtown Boston.

Comparison of Schools

Considering all factors of a school before choosing an auto mechanic program is an important step before beginning your studies. Read below to find figures and statistics regarding each school's tuition, student population, retention rate and graduation rate.

Middlesex Community College Quinsigamond Community College
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017)* 8,206 7,368
Campus Setting Large suburb Midsize city
Undergraduate Tuition (2017-2018)* $4,802 (in-state)
$9,746 (out-of-state)
$5,538 (in-state)
$10,482 (out-of-state)
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)* 68% 75%
Acceptance Rate (2017)* 100% (open admissions policy) 100% (open admissions policy)
Retention Rate (2016-2017)* 62% 52%
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (students who started Fall 2014)* 19% 19%

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College (MCC) is one of the largest community colleges in Massachusetts. Located in Bedford, MA, this 2-year public college enrolls an undergraduate student population of more than 8,000 in certificate and associate's degree programs.

Associate in Science in Liberal Studies - Automotive Technology

This program prepares students for work in today's highly automated repair facilities. Students take hands-on courses at Minuteman Regional School of Applied Arts and Sciences in Lexington and general education courses at MCC.

Quinsigamond Community College

Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA, was established in 1963 to meet the educational needs of people in Central Massachusetts. The college offers over 60 different degree and certificate programs to nearly 7,500 undergraduate students.

Automotive Technology Certificate

This certificate program in maintenance and light repair prepares students to work on Ford Motor Company vehicles. Along with classroom instruction, students receive hands-on training on newer-model Ford vehicles. Following an introductory course in automotive services, students study engine testing and performance analysis, basic gasoline engines, brake systems, climate control systems, suspension, steering and tool operations.

Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology

Students can apply credits from the automotive technology certificate program toward the Associate of Applied Science. Study in eight specialty areas covers all of a car's systems and is scheduled to progress and build on previous lessons in automotive service. The curriculum also includes management classes and a cooperative education experience.

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