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Auto Mechanic Program at Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 004844
  • Phone: (919) 866-5000

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  • Phone: (919) 662-3500

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  • Phone: (919) 662-3355

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Auto Mechanic Program

The auto mechanic program at Wake Technical Community 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 North Carolina 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. Wake Tech offers an associate's degree program in auto mechanic.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male18
Female1

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian3
Black3
Hispanic1
White10
Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Auto Mechanic program at Wake Tech, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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
    • Raleigh-Cary, NC
      • Total Employment: 40
      • Average Hourly Rate: $18.14
      • Average Annual Salary: $37,720

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
    • Raleigh-Cary, NC
      • Total Employment: 1,950
      • Average Hourly Rate: $20.79
      • Average Annual Salary: $43,240

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 North Carolina

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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Durham Technical Community College

Durham, NC
Type: Community College

98 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
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Central Carolina Community College

Sanford, NC
Type: Community College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology (C,A)
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Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, NC
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

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

Wilson, NC
Type: Community College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Mechanic (C)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C)
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Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, NC
Type: Community College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Aircraft Mechanic (C,A)
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Alamance Community College

Graham, NC
Type: Community College

17 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
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Sandhills Community College

Pinehurst, NC
Type: Community College

34 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
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Vance - Granville Community College

Henderson, NC
Type: Community College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
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Randolph Community College

Asheboro, NC
Type: Community College

14 students completed this program

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

Tarboro, NC
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (C)
  • Auto Mechanic (C)