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.
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:
When undertaking one of these programs at an auto mechanic school in South Carolina you may expect to learn how to:
These programs may also involve classroom-based learning as well as hands-on experiences.
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).
Schools for Automotive Mechanics in South Carolina are listed below.
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|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|
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.
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.
|Hilton Head Island||400||$35070||1.23|
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