Schools Training

Choosing an Auto Mechanic School

14 MAY 2013
Career Path : Automotive

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You will find that there are a large selection of auto mechanic schools that you can choose from to help you get started on the right foot to building your career. In order to choose the auto mechanic training school that is best for you, take some time to think about what you want to get out of the school that you will attend. You will find that this extra effort will have great long term payoffs. It’s your time and money, so be picky and get the results you want!

First of all, seek an auto school that is accredited. An accredited school has been approved by a third party to ensure that they meet the requirements that are necessary in order to provide you with the knowledge and experience that you need to earn your degree and make a successful living. An accredited school will also make it easier for you to transfer your courses to another school should you need to move or relocate in the middle of your studies. There are different levels of accreditation too, so pick one that best applies.


Choosing a reputable school that allows you to work with the best and latest equipment is also an important factor to consider. Power tools, car lifts and diagnostic equipment are some of the main pieces of equipment that you will use and you will want to ensure that the school that you choose for your auto mechanic training has plenty of equipment for everyone in the class to work efficiently and professionally.


Having fewer students in a class will allow each student the advantage of having more time with the instructor. A low ratio of students to teachers can provide the quality time that a student may need to ensure that he or she understands what is being taught and can allow more one on one time with the instructor if necessary. This can help build your confidence as well as permit more time on the available equipment.


Select an auto mechanic school that will offer job placement for you after you have completed the course. You will find that there are many fields in which you can use your degree, such as working for a car dealership, a privately owned auto mechanic shop or even owning your own shop. An internship will allow you to acquire all of the experience you need to help you succeed at your career in this industry. You may even choose to further your education and become a teacher of mechanics at an auto technician school in the future.

Visit Canadian Automotive & Trucking Institute (CATI) for more information on transport training in Canada.