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How Long Is Auto Mechanic School?

How Long Is Auto Mechanic School?

If you are doing your best to plan for your future, you may be wondering how much time will be required to pursue your education. How long is auto mechanic school? The answer to that question can vary depending on the program you are enrolled in at Automotive Training Center (ATC).

However, we’re here to provide the answers you’re looking for, so you can plan out your future. Continue reading to learn more about program lengths and to find out what you’ll be studying in your specialty.

How Long Is the Automotive Technology Program?

Auto Mechanic TrainingThe Automotive Technology program takes 64 weeks to complete. In that time, you’ll learn the operation and servicing of transmissions, focusing on maintenance and repairs, and the service of components like engines and brakes.

Considering a career change or want to take classes at night while working another job? You can do that thanks to ATC. The evening classes can be completed in 84 weeks.

The following courses are at the core of the program:

  • Manual Drivetrain & Axles
  • Electrical Systems
  • Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Engine Repair
  • Suspension & Steering

How Long Does it Take to Complete the Hi-Performance Program?

In 80 weeks, students will complete the Automotive and Hi-Performance Technology program. After you’ve done so, you’ll have a better understanding of automotive engine principles and how to get the most out of an engine.

This program includes the following courses:

  • Brakes
  • Engine Repair
  • Electrical Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Computer Controls & Electronic Diagnostics
  • Machine Shop

Learn all about hi-performance engines and how to recondition them while preparing them for assembly. Engine components like crankshafts, cylinder heads, and camshafts are critical to engine function, and you’ll become an expert after learning about them.

What Does it Take to Become a Diesel Mechanic?

If you are intrigued by diesel engines, then you may want to explore the heavy-duty engines in our Diesel Technology program. Manufacturers and dealerships are always looking for diesel technicians with extensive knowledge. In just 80 weeks, you can complete the diesel program at ATC.

The Diesel Engines and Diesel Fuel Systems courses are the hallmarks of the diesel program, joined by other courses, including:

  • Manual Drivetrain & Axles
  • Brakes
  • Engine Repair

Collision Reconditioning Technology: What’s the Program Length?

Collision RepairIf a vehicle is in an accident, it may need repairs. As a collision technician, you will provide these repairs to area drivers. The Collision Reconditioning Technology program is completed in 64 weeks. You’ll be learning from ASE and I-CAR certified instructors and will work on live vehicles, making actual repairs.

These courses are taught as part of this program:

  • Welding & Non-Structural Damage Repair
  • Surface Preparation
  • Structural Damage Repair
  • Painting & Refinishing
  • Cost Estimating & Damage Repair

How Many Weeks Does it Take to Complete the Marine Program?

In our marine mechanic school, you’ll learn about the top manufacturers in the industry, working on engines and repairing key marine systems and sub-systems so they run efficiently.

The Marine Service Technology program takes 40 weeks to complete. If you’ve thought about a career on the water, you will take the following courses:

  • Engine Repair
  • Diesel Fuel Systems
  • Marine Electrical & Air Conditioning Systems
  • Marine Mechanical Systems
  • Marine Engine Performance

Disassemble and reassemble inboard and outboard engines, gain a better understanding of marine batteries, and practice repairs on marine exhaust systems. It’s all part of the marine program here at ATC.

What’s in Store for You at ATC?

Now that you have a better idea of how long each program takes to complete at ATC, get in touch with our staff to schedule a campus tour. We’ll show you around and explain the next steps to applying for what may become your next career!

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