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

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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 (2013)

 Graduates
Male19
Female0

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black5
White11
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: $16.41
    • Average Annual Salary: $34,130

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: 2,460
    • Average Hourly Rate: $21.92
    • Average Annual Salary: $45,600

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Durham Technical Community College

Durham, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)

Central Carolina Community College

Sanford, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

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

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 78 students completed this program

Programs

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

Wilson Community College

Wilson, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

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

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

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

Alamance Community College

Graham, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)

Sandhills Community College

Pinehurst, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

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

Vance - Granville Community College

Henderson, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 27 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)

Nash Community College

Rocky Mount, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Auto Mechanic (A)

Randolph Community College

Asheboro, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

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

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