Auto Mechanic Program at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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Auto Mechanic Program

The auto mechanic program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for careers as department store service mechanics, auto part specialists, emissions inspectors, rental car fleet mechanic, specialty shop technicians, and car test driver/mechanic. The program focuses on applying technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Program courses include: brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air conditioning systems. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer auto mechanic program.

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Students Enrolled in the Auto Mechanic Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Clover Park Technical College has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Less Than One Year Certificate29
Associate's Degree19

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male48
Female0

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian4
Black5
Hispanic1
White33
Unknown5

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Auto Mechanic program at Clover Park Technical College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment

Description

Install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.

Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles

Description

Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.8% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Average Hourly Rate: $22.60
    • Average Annual Salary: $47,000

Automotive Master Mechanics

Description

Repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, automotive master mechanics employment is expected to grow at a rate of 17.2% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 4,630
    • Average Hourly Rate: $22.23
    • Average Annual Salary: $46,230
  • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1,700
    • Average Hourly Rate: $21.84
    • Average Annual Salary: $45,430

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Auto Mechanic Programs in Washington

Auto Mechanic programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
  • Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology (C,A)

Green River Community College

Auburn, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 220 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)

South Seattle Community College

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 150 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
  • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies (C,A)

Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 26 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Body (A)
  • Auto Mechanic (A)

Olympic College

Bremerton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Marine Maintenance, Fitter and Ship Repair Technology (C,A)

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 39 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
  • Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair (C,A)

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 180 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)

Grays Harbor College

Aberdeen, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)

Lower Columbia College

Longview, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 32 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)

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