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General Mechanics & Repairers

222 Associates's Degrees Annually
#105 in Popularity (Associate's)

Types of Degrees General Mechanics & Repairers Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many general mechanics and repairers graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 222
Undergraduate Certificate 214
Basic Certificate 69

What General Mechanics & Repairers Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to general mechanics and repairers were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for General Mechanics & Repairers Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Skills for General Mechanics & Repairers Majors

A major in general mechanics and repairers prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

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  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in General Mechanics & Repairers?

222 Associate's Degrees Annually
24% Percent Women
14% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major tends to be male dominated. About 76% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of general mechanics and repairers majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Mechanics & Repairers Students with Associate's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 162
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 35

Online General Mechanics & Repairers Programs

In 2018-2019, 25 schools offered a general mechanics and repairers program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 5 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 9 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 13 1
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 5 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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