Automotive technology programs help prepare graduates to work as auto service technicians in auto service facilities, maintenance departments, or the service centers of auto dealerships. Auto technicians in these and similar facilities are responsible for identifying problems with cars and light trucks, as well as repairing and maintaining the major systems of a range of modern vehicles. While not all jobs in the field require a college degree, many employers prefer to hire candidates with this type of formal training.
There are numerous options for students interested in pursuing auto mechanic training programs in Kansas. Here are a list of schools that offer education in the field:
Students in automotive technology programs should expect to get classroom and hands-on education in all major automotive systems, including:
Hands-on training may take place at a school workshop or actual auto repair center, giving students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the program and gain experience working with a variety of vehicles.
Automotive technicians in Kansas do not need a license to work in the field. However, some employers may only consider job candidates who hold a certificate or degree from an accredited school.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence awards an ASE Certification to experienced auto technicians who pass the ASE certification exam. To qualify to take the test, techs must have at least two years of on-the-job experience, or a combination of one year of job experience and a two-year degree from an accredited automotive tech program.
Schools for Automotive Mechanics in Kansas are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Barton County Community College||Great Bend||Associate||3,900|
|Butler Community College||El Dorado||Associate||8,096|
|Coffeyville Community College||Coffeyville||Associate||1,572|
|Cowley County Community College||Arkansas City||Associate||4,469|
|Dodge City Community College||Dodge City||Associate||1,812|
|Flint Hills Technical College||Emporia||Associate||481|
|Garden City Community College||Garden City||Associate||1,996|
|Hutchinson Community College||Hutchinson||Associate||4,570|
|Johnson County Community College||Overland Park||Associate||18,897|
|Manhattan Area Technical College||Manhattan||Associate||451|
|North Central Kansas Technical College||Beloit||Associate||522|
|Northwest Kansas Technical College||Goodland||Associate||252|
|Pittsburg State University||Pittsburg||Masters||7,087|
|Pratt Community College||Pratt||Associate||1,538|
|Seward County Community College and Area Technical School||Liberal||Associate||1,656|
|Wichita Area Technical College||Wichita||Associate||924|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Kansas. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Automotive Mechanics relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
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