Automotive Mechanic Schools and Programs in South Carolina

Career Information for Automotive Mechanics in South Carolina

Auto mechanics in South Carolina continue to grow in demand as the number of cars in the area rises. Auto mechanics are relied on to help maintain, repair and inspect small trucks and cars, using the various systems required in order to do this. Traditional systems and techniques may be used but with many modern cars requiring electronic systems, auto mechanics also need to have the relevant skills to work with these too.

South Carolina Auto Mechanic Schools

To become an auto mechanic you may need to undergo specific training which can be provided by a school that specializes in this area. There are a number of auto mechanic schools in Rhode Island that have these programs listed on the curriculum; these include:

  • Florence-Darlington Technical College - This college provides one- or two-year programs with certificate, diploma or associate degree qualifications issued to successful students.
  • Greenville Technical College - Founded in 1962, Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission and provides traditional courses alongside online options.
  • Midlands Technical College - A variety of programs are on offer at MTC with flexible course options, including day and evening classes and online learning.
  • Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College - Awarding certificates, degrees and diplomas, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.
  • Spartanburg Community College - SCC offers a wide range of opportunities, including over 100 credit and degree programs, workforce development and training, and online learning.
  • York Technical College - With nearly 80 programs on offer, York Technical College provide a number of courses, including credit programs and high school dual enrollment programs.

What to Expect from South Carolina Auto Mechanic Programs

When undertaking one of these programs at an auto mechanic school in South Carolina you may expect to learn how to:

  • Test systems and parts
  • Replace worn parts
  • Identify problems
  • Assemble and dissect things like transmissions
  • Perform repairs
  • Perform basic maintenance tasks

These programs may also involve classroom-based learning as well as hands-on experiences.

South Carolina Auto Mechanic License

The National Institute of Automatic Service Excellence issue certifications that may be required in order for you to become an auto mechanic in South Carolina. When taking this certificate, you'll be able to choose a specialist area that you'd like to focus on, which could be something like manual drive train and axles or automatic transmission/transaxle. To be considered for this certificate you will need to have at least 2 years' work experience or 1 year's work experience and education in a relevant subject.

If you wanted to become an ASE Master Technician, you can do so by taking all of the certificates offered by the ASE (the light vehicle diesel engine certification isn't a requirement).

Resources for Auto Mechanics in South Carolina


  1. Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service -- and-metechnicianschanics.htm, accessed September 9, 2016
  2. National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Improving Programs Through Accreditation, http://www.natef.org/NATEF-and-You/Students-Parents/Find-Accredited-Schools.aspx, accessed September 9, 2016
  3. O*NET OnLine Summary Report for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3023.00, accessed September 9, 2016

Schools for Automotive Mechanics in South Carolina are listed below.

Selected Auto Mechanic Schools in South Carolina

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More South Carolina Auto Mechanic Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bob Jones University Greenville Doctorate & First Professional 4,228
Central Carolina Technical College Sumter Associate 3,283
Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence Associate 3,956
Greenville Technical College Greenville Associate 14,300
Midlands Technical College West Columbia Associate 10,706
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Orangeburg Associate 2,399
Piedmont Technical College Greenwood Associate 4,880
Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg Associate 4,459
Trident Technical College Charleston Associate 12,076
Williamsburg Technical College Kingstree Associate 601
York Technical College Rock Hill Associate 4,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Automotive Mechanics

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for South Carolina. 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

South Carolina

Florence 560 $26610 1.47
Greenville 1950 $31230 1.09
Anderson 1950 $31230 1.09
Mauldin 1950 $31230 1.09
Hilton Head Island 400 $35070 1.23
Bluffton 400 $35070 1.23
Beaufort 400 $35070 1.23
Charleston 1670 $40160 1.14
North Charleston 1670 $40160 1.14
Columbia 1650 $37420 0.98
Spartanburg 600 $35180 0.95
Sumter 160 $30400 1
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