Mississippi Auto Mechanic Schools and Career Training Information

Career Information for Automotive Mechanics in Mississippi

Automotive technology programs in Mississippi help prepare students to work as automotive technicians or service technicians in auto maintenance facilities. The primary responsibilities of auto techs typically include the inspection, diagnosis, repair, adjustment, and maintenance of all major mechanical, electrical, and safety systems of cars and light trucks. These professionals may work in commercial auto maintenance and repair shops, or for private companies or governmental organization to maintain the organization's vehicle fleet.

Mississippi Auto Mechanic Schools

Students in Mississippi interested in pursuing a formal education in automotive technology have several options to choose from. Here is a list of schools that offer training programs in the field:

  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College: Co-Lin, which is located in Wesson, offers an ASE certified program in automotive technology in which students are trained in the maintenance and repair of major vehicle systems. The program also covers the diagnosis of vehicular problems using the latest diagnostic technologies.
  • East Central Community College: ECCC, located in Decatur, offers three different automotive technology programs. A 30-hour program leads to a career certificate, while a longer 45-hour program provides graduates with a technical certificate. The school also has a program that culminates in an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
  • Hinds Community College: HCC's Raymond campus also offers three options for students in its automotive technology program: a career certificate, technical certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science degree. All three tracks provide basic instruction in the key aspects of repairing and maintaining major vehicular systems.
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College: NWCC's Senatobia campus offers a program in basic diagnostics, repair, and maintenance of cars and light trucks. The program teaches students how to work on vehicles that run on gasoline, electricity, and even alternative fuels.

What to Expect from Mississippi Auto Mechanic Programs

In general, automotive technology programs train students to diagnose, repair, and maintain all aspects of modern vehicular systems, including:

  • Engine and mechanical systems
  • Transmission and power-transfer systems
  • Brake systems, including anti-lock brakes
  • Suspension systems
  • Tires and wheels
  • Electrical systems and wiring
  • Emissions and environmental systems
  • Safety and restraint systems

In addition to classroom-based lessons, most programs include a hands-on training component, giving students the chance to apply what they've learned by working on actual automobiles. These exercises may take place at the school itself, or at a local auto repair facility.

Mississippi Auto Mechanic Licensing and Certification

To work as an auto mechanic in Mississippi, technicians are not required to hold a license. However, a certificate or degree from an accredited auto technician training program can help signify to employers the technician's training and readiness to work in an automotive maintenance facility.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence offers a certification credential, the ASE Certification, that serves as a high-level credential for automotive technicians. To take ASE exams and earn ASE Certification, candidates need two years of on-the-job experience, or a combination of one year field experience and a two-year degree from an automotive technology program.

Resources for Auto Mechanics in Mississippi


  1. Automotive Technology, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, http://www.colin.edu/component/content/article/40-prospective-students/programs-of-study/173-automotive-technology
  2. Automotive Technology, East Central Community College, https://www.eccc.edu/automotive-technology
  3. Automotive Technology, Hinds Community College, http://www.hindscc.edu/programs-of-study/career-and-technical-programs/Transportation-and-Logistics/Automotive-Technology/index#gsc.tab=0
  4. Automotive Technology, Northwest Mississippi Community College, https://www.northwestms.edu/index.php/?page_id=1404

Schools for Automotive Mechanics in Mississippi are listed below.

Selected Auto Mechanic Schools in Mississippi

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More Mississippi Auto Mechanic Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson Associate 2,382
East Central Community College Decatur Associate 2,281
East Mississippi Community College Scooba Associate 4,012
Hinds Community College Raymond Associate 9,941
Holmes Community College Goodman Associate 5,107
Itawamba Community College Fulton Associate 5,871
Jones County Junior College Ellisville Associate 4,683
Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead Associate 3,006
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston Associate 8,860
Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville Associate 3,339
Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia Associate 7,097
Pearl River Community College Poplarville Associate 4,593
Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit Associate 1,843

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Automotive Mechanics

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Mississippi. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Automotive Mechanics

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.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Gulfport 650 $32370 0.96
Biloxi 650 $32370 0.96
Pascagoula 650 $32370 0.96
Hattiesburg 420 $27670 1.56
Jackson 1850 $30430 1.53
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