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Basic Certificates in Mechanic & Repair Technologies

36,616 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies is offered at 752 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.8% of mechanic and repair technologies graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Mechanic & Repair Technologies Majors

In 2019-2020, 36,616 basic certificates were awarded to mechanic and repair technologies majors. This earns it the #3 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in mechanic and repair technologies at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 44,019
Basic Certificate 36,616
Associate Degree 19,966
Bachelor’s Degree 271

Earnings of Mechanic & Repair Technologies Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for mechanic and repair technologies students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in mechanic and repair technologies. About 93.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 34,237
Women 2,379
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The racial-ethnic distribution of mechanic and repair technologies basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,170
Black or African American 4,163
Hispanic or Latino 7,885
White 20,719
International Students 293
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,386
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There are 752 colleges that offer a basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Houston School of Carpentry

Houston, Texas
642 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for mechanic and repair technologies students seekinga basic certificate is Houston School of Carpentry. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 642 people received their basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies from Houston School of Carpentry. About 9% of this group were women, and 84% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
622 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 63,800 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 622 people received their basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies from Ivy Tech Community College. About 6% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
614 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Central Georgia Technical College. Each year, around 8,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 614 people received their basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies from CGTC. Of these students, 13% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

539 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gateway Community and Technical College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 4,200 attend the school each year. The mechanic and repair technologies program at Gateway Community and Technical College awarded 539 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

477 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Each year, around 5,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 477 people received their basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Of these students, 5% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
448 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chattahoochee Technical College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 9,400 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 448 basic certificates were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Chattahoochee Technical College. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

418 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Northwestern Technical College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in mechanic and repair technologies. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 418 people received their basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies from Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Of these students, 6% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
405 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies. Each year, around 15,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 405 basic certificates were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Pima County Community College District. Of these students, 5% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

College of Lake County

Grayslake, Illinois
405 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their basic certificate is College of Lake County. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. The mechanic and repair technologies program at College of Lake County awarded 405 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#10

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, Arizona
403 Yearly Graduations
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Arizona College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in mechanic and repair technologies. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 403 basic certificates were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Eastern Arizona College.

#11

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
398 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Front Range Community College. Roughly 18,700 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 398 basic certificates were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at FRCC. Of these students, 7% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

395 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Each year, around 10,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 395 basic certificates were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. About 5% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
386 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Gwinnett Technical College. Roughly 8,500 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 386 basic certificates were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at GTC. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 7% were women.

376 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Maysville Community and Technical College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 376 basic certificates were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Maysville Community and Technical College. About 2% of this group were women, and 3% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

375 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Jefferson Community and Technical College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 12,100 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 375 basic certificates were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Jefferson Community and Technical College. About 4% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Somerset Community College

Somerset, Kentucky
373 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Somerset Community College. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 373 people received their basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies from SCC. About 3% of this group were women, and 3% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Cypress College

Cypress, California
363 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Cypress College. Roughly 15,300 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 363 basic certificates were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Cypress College. Of these students, 3% were women and 81% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

356 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Georgia Technical College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 6,400 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 356 people received their basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies from West Georgia Technical College. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

#19

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
331 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Atlanta Technical College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 3,000 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 331 people received their basic certificate in mechanic and repair technologies from Atlanta Area Tech. Around 97% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

#20

Central Community College

Grand Island, Nebraska
328 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Central Community College. Each year, around 5,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 328 basic certificates were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Central Community College. About 4% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Mechanic & Repair Technologies Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 20,717
Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling 6,896
Heavy Equipment Maintenance 4,405
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 4,102
Precision Systems Maintenance 237

Below are some popular majors that are similar to mechanic and repair technologies that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Personal & Culinary Services 45,543
Precision Production 29,657
Transportation & Materials Moving 17,955
Construction Trades 16,405

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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