Generally speaking, automotive technology programs help prepare students for jobs as auto mechanics or service technicians. These programs typically cover the basics of auto repair, maintenance, and diagnosis. Students who successfully complete this training often go on to work in auto repair shops, dealership service departments, or corporate fleet maintenance divisions.
A number of schools in New Mexico have training programs for prospective auto mechanics. Here are seven institutions that offer certificates or degrees in automotive technology:
While enrolled in an automotive technology program, students can expect to learn how to maintain and repair all major automotive systems, including:
Other topics commonly covered in these programs include customer service skills and safety procedures and regulations. Most programs split instruction between classroom-based lessons and hands-on training exercises. The hands-on component may take place at a campus workshop or even a local auto repair facility,
There is no licensing requirements for auto techs in New Mexico, however some employers may require job candidates to hold a degree or certificate in automotive technology.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence accredits automotive technology programs through its National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. The Institute's ASE Certifications for auto techs are available to experienced professionals who pass ASE certification exams. To qualify to take ASE exams and attempt certification, techs must have at least two years of on-the-job experience or a combination of one year on-the-job experience and a two-year degree from an accredited automotive tech program.
Schools for Automotive Mechanics in New Mexico are listed below.
These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).
Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
This list also contains online schools that accept students from New Mexico.
Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.
Earn Your Diploma from Home!
Take your career to the next step with IntelliTec College.
|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Central New Mexico Community College||Albuquerque||Associate||22,759|
|Clovis Community College||Clovis||Associate||3,706|
|Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus||Roswell||Associate||3,917|
|Luna Community College||Las Vegas||Associate||2,112|
|Mesalands Community College||Tucumcari||Associate||635|
|Navajo Technical College||Crownpoint||Associate||367|
|New Mexico Junior College||Hobbs||Associate||3,001|
|New Mexico State University-Dona Ana||Las Cruces||Associate||7,803|
|New Mexico State University-Grants||Grants||Associate||798|
|Northern New Mexico College||Espanola||Bachelor||2,237|
|San Juan College||Farmington||Associate||6,991|
|University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus||Gallup||Associate||2,636|
|Western New Mexico University||Silver City||Masters||2,697|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for New Mexico. 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.
These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.