Automotive technology programs help prepare students to work in the auto repair and maintenance fields. Graduates typically go on to work as service technicians, service advisors, or supervisors in independent repair shops, dealership service departments, or corporate fleet-maintenance facilities. In general, professional service technicians are responsible for the diagnosis and repair of car and light truck problems, as well as preventive maintenance. Some service techs may also be tasked with handling customer service and shop administrative duties.
Students interested in pursuing a formal education in automotive technology can find several options available from Maine schools. The following colleges all offer training in the field:
In a comprehensive automotive technology program, students should expect to receive both classroom instruction and hands-on training covering all of the major components of modern vehicles, including:
Hands-on training in these programs may take place at a campus-based garage or actual automotive repair facility. Some programs even offer internship opportunities at local auto shops, allowing students to gain valuable job experience while they complete their studies.
There is no licensing requirement for auto technicians in Maryland. However, some employers may require that job candidates possess a degree or certificate in order to qualify for employment.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) awards a certification to experienced auto technicians who pass the ASE certification exam. In order to qualify for the test, techs must have at least two years of on-the-job experience, or a combination of one year one-the-job experience and a two-year degree from an accredited automotive tech program. ASE grants accreditation through its National Automotive Technician Education Foundation to auto tech programs that meet its curriculum standards.
Schools for Automotive Mechanics in Maryland are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Allegany College of Maryland||Cumberland||Associate||3,778|
|The Community College of Baltimore County||Baltimore||Associate||19,426|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Maryland. 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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