Auto Mechanic Schools in Ohio

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The demand for qualified, professionals in the automotive technology field continues to grow around the nation, including in the state of Ohio. As the need for skilled automotive mechanics continues to rise, the number of options for accredited programs offering training in service and repair also grows. In Ohio, prospective auto mechanics have a number of options for completing an education that will begin the preparation needed to complete state certification.

auto mechanic image1How to Get Certified in Ohio

Auto mechanics in Ohio are required to hold state certification, and this licensing is reviewed and issued by the Motor Vehicle Repair Board. Certifications in Ohio are issued based on class of employment. Candidates can pursue certification as an automotive service worker, automotive mechanic 1, automotive mechanic 2, automotive technician, or automotive services worker. Each class defines what specific job duties and functions an auto mechanic can perform, and candidates must meet requirements for education and training in order to qualify for each respective auto mechanic class of employment.

Salaries for Auto Mechanic Jobs in Ohio

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for automotive repair specialists in the state of Ohio is just above $35,000, which is just under the national average annual salary of almost $40,000. Professionals in automotive repair have a number of options for finding employment as well. There are approximately 23,000 auto mechanics employed in Ohio, with the largest concentrations of employment located in the Columbus, Toledo, and Dayton metropolitan areas, and these locations also offer the highest average annual salaries in the field.

List of Elite Programs in Ohio

Featured Program: University of Northwestern Ohio


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At the College of Applied Technologies at The University of Northwestern Ohio, diplomas, associates degrees, and baccalaureates degrees are offered in the field of Automotive Technology. Students learn the basics of this career path and then pursue operation and application of what they learn. Diagnosis and repair of vehicles are both large areas of study concentration, and the curriculum stays up to date with the latest technologies and developments in the industry. Instructors teach from the highest quality of education and a great bank of personal real-life experience to educate the students to the best of their ability. Students graduate successfully from this program and are more than prepared to enter the workforce to pursue a successful, lucrative, and satisfying career in the automotive industry. Training starts simple with the basics of the field and works forward to more advanced topics and increased applications of what is being taught in the classroom and lecture setting. Hands-on labs are essential to a student’s success and are integrated as appropriate to afford students with all that they need to get a great start to their career. Enroll today to become a part of the greatness!

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More Auto Mechanic Schools in Ohio

University of Northwestern OhioLima(419) 227-31411441 North Cable Road, Lima, OH
Ohio Technical CollegeCleveland(216) 881-17001374 East 51st Street, Cleveland, OH
Sinclair Community CollegeDayton(937) 512-3000444 West 3rd Street, Dayton, OH
Stark State CollegeNorth Canton(330) 494-61706200 Frank Avenue Northwest, North Canton, OH
Lorain County JVS Adult Career CenterOberlin(440) 774-105115181 Ohio 58, Oberlin, OH
Cincinnati State Technical and Community CollegeCincinnati(513) 569-1500 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH
Trumbull Career and Technical CenterWarren(330) 847-0503528 Educational Highway Northwest, Warren, OH
Scioto County Career Technical CenterLucasville(740) 259-5526951 Vern Riffe Drive, Lucasville, OH
Auburn Career CenterConcord Twp(800) 544-97508140 Auburn Rd Concord Twp., Ohio
Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career DevelopmentCincinnati(513) 771-89253120 Burnet Avenue #103, Cincinnati, OH
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology CenterChillicothe(740) 642-1200895 Crouse Chapel Road, Chillicothe, OH
Knox County Career CenterMount Vernon(740) 393-2933306 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, OH
Canton City Schools Adult Career and Technical EducationCanton(330) 453-3271 116 Mckinley Avenue Northwest, Canton, OH
Portage Lakes Career CenterUniontown(330) 896-82004401 Shriver Road, Uniontown, OH
Penta Career CenterPerrysburg(419) 661-65559301 Buck Road, Perrysburg, OH
Ashtabula County Technical and Career CampusJefferson(440) 576-60151565 Ohio 167, Jefferson, OH
EHOVE Career CenterMilan(419) 499-4663316 Mason Road West, Milan, OH
Alliance Career CentreAlliance(330) 821-2102530 North Lincoln Avenue, Alliance, OH
Cuyahoga Community College DistrictCleveland(800) 954-874218780 East Bagley Road, Suite 300, Cleveland, OH‎
Washington State Community CollegeMarietta(740) 374-8716710 Colegate Drive, Marietta, OH
O C Collins Career CenterChesapeake(740) 867-664111627 State Route 243, Collins Career Center Drive, Chesapeake, OH
Madison Adult Career CenterMansfield(419) 589-6363600 Esley Lane
Mansfield, OH 44905
Buckeye Career CenterNew Philadelphia(330) 308-5720545 University Drive Northeast, New Philadelphia, OH
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers - Adult EducationZanesville(740) 455-3111400 Richards Road, Zanesville, OH