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The Ultimate Guide to an Automotive Technology Career

The automotive technology industry brings to the table a wide range of well-paying jobs for those who are passionate about vehicles and the technology used inside them. By 2026, it is believed there will be almost 800,000 jobs available in the industry, with over 45,000 being added between 2016-2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of […]

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What’s in a Weld? Types of Welding and Their Uses

Welding is the process of fusing two pieces of metal together along their connecting surfaces. When executed properly, a proper weld creates an incredibly strong bond. In the collision repair field, welding is an important part of returning damaged vehicles back to their pre-accident conditions. To help mechanically minded readers out there learn more about […]

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Top 3 Questions You Should Ask an Automotive Training School Before Enrolling

Aspiring automotive and marine technicians know that an automotive training school can prepare you with the skills and knowledge you need to jumpstart your career. But, while researching schools in your area, what should you be looking for? Asking purposeful questions can help you know you’re making the right decision for your goals and future. […]

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How Night Classes at Automotive Training Center Can Help You Towards Your Dream Career

If your escape is your garage working on your latest project, a future in the automotive industry may be your calling. For those with a passion for cars and the systems that drive them, enrolling in night classes at Automotive Training Center (ATC) can help you get closer to your dream career! Learn more about […]

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How to Become a Diesel Mechanic

Diesel fuels everything from the U.S. Postal Service’s mail trucks to commercial generators that provide crucial power to hospitals and housing complexes during an outage. This type of engine’s enhanced efficiency and overall durability are universal advantages for large-scale equipment and even smaller passenger vehicles. Becoming a diesel mechanic means working with these fascinating systems […]

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Women in Automotive: Why Now is a Great Time to Start Training for a Career in Auto

In the last decade, the automotive industry has shifted gears on multiple levels, from producing greener cars to empowering a more gender-inclusive workplace. Male or female: qualified, knowledgeable individuals are in high demand. If you’re a woman who’s fascinated by cars and the systems that drive them, now is the time to get your training […]

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All About the MOPAR® CAP LOCAL Program

If you’re interested in making the most out of your automotive technician education, attending a training school with meaningful partnerships in the industry and in your area, is something to keep at the top of your mind during your search. One of the associations available to students at select schools is MOPAR® CAP LOCAL. In […]

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Automotive Technician vs Diesel Repair Technician: What’s the Difference?

If you’re trying to set your career’s course in automotive, you may think both the role of automotive technician and diesel repair technician could play to your love of cars and mechanics. Well, you would be right! In this post, Automotive Training Center (ATC) put the role of entry-level automotive technician and diesel repair technician […]

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Automotive Technician vs Collision Repair Technician: What’s the Difference?

Car lovers considering their career options in the automotive field often find that more than one program offered by a post-secondary school piques their interests. To help those torn between pursuing automotive technology and collision reconditioning technology, Automotive Training Center (ATC) put together the following guide to the differences between training to be an automotive […]

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It’s Not Too Late to Start Your Path as an Automotive Technician

If you’re not content with your current job, deciding to change career paths is a big step, but that doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t do so. When you’ve done your research and know how to move forward, starting your path as an automotive technician isn’t as difficult as you might think, and it’s something […]

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