How to become a mechanic after high school?
Auto mechanics generally need some post-secondary education and on-the-job training after graduating high school. With Penn Foster’s High School with Career Pathways in Auto Repair Program, you’ll finish your high school coursework and then learn auto repair basics in five career-focused elective classes. These electives can help you get a head start on preparing for a job as a mechanic, and classes can transfer to our online Auto Repair Training Program.
What education does an auto mechanic need?
Auto mechanics should have completed a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as a relevant post-secondary training program or vocational course. Additionally, once employed, most employers require their mechanics to become certified by sitting for one or more of the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams.
What are the duties and responsibilities of a mechanic?
Mechanics and automotive service technicians inspect, repair, and maintain cars and light trucks. On a daily basis, mechanics will be responsible for diagnosing mechanical or computer issues in client vehicles, repair or replace auto parts, and communicating problems and solutions to clients.
Are auto mechanics in high demand?
Almost every person relies on a vehicle to get to work, the grocery store, and more. Mechanics play a vital role in servicing and maintaining vehicles for these clients. With more people than ever owning a car or truck, auto repair technicians can expect to find a variety of job opportunities in their area.