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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 (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than One Year Certificate27
    Associate's Degree12

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male38
    Female1

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian4
    Black5
    Hispanic1
    White19
    Unknown8

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
      • Total Employment: 240
      • Average Hourly Rate: $23.67
      • Average Annual Salary: $49,230
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.37
      • Average Annual Salary: $40,290

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: 4,470
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.26
      • Average Annual Salary: $40,060
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,520
      • Average Hourly Rate: $20.54
      • Average Annual Salary: $42,720

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (A)
  • Auto Mechanic (A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (A)
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Green River Community College

Auburn, WA
Type: Community College

240 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
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South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Auto Mechanic (A)
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South Seattle Community College

Seattle, WA
Type: Community College

110 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
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Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
Type: Community College

34 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (A)
  • Auto Mechanic (A)
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Olympic College

Bremerton, WA
Type: Community College

74 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Marine Maintenance, Fitter and Ship Repair Technology (C,A)
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
Type: Community College

32 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
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Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, WA
Type: Community College

110 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
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Grays Harbor College

Aberdeen, WA
Type: Community College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
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Lower Columbia College

Longview, WA
Type: Community College

36 students completed this program

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