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2021 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools

200 Colleges
$31,617 Avg Salary
$12,590 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies School for You

Mechanic & Repair Technologies is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 3rd of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 107,435 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

With all the trade school programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

The Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools ranking is one of many tools that Trade College Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 200 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for trade school students.

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2021 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Schools in the United States

Check out the mechanic and repair technologies programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 25 Top Trade Schools in Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Our 2021 rankings named North Dakota State College of Science the best school in the United States for mechanic and repair technologies students. North Dakota State College of Science is a small public school located in the town of Wahpeton.

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#2

Sheridan College

Sheridan, WY

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Sheridan College is a great place for mechanic and repair technologies students. Located in the town of Sheridan, Northern Wyoming Community College District is a public college with a small student population.

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#3

Rock Valley College

Rockford, IL

Out of the 200 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Rock Valley College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the midsize city of Rockford, Rock Valley College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Lake Area Technical Institute. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools list. LATI is a small public school located in the town of Watertown.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Northwest Iowa Community College is a great place for mechanic and repair technologies students. Northwest Iowa Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Sheldon.

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With a ranking of #6, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Elizabethtown.

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Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a public college with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #8, Bluegrass Community and Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. Bluegrass Community and Technical College is a large public school located in the large city of Lexington.

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#9

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, MO

Ranken Technical College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Saint Louis, Ranken Technical College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #10, New River Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. NRCC is a small public school located in the fringe town of Dublin.

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#11

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools ranking. Ferris is a large public school located in the distant town of Big Rapids.

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With a ranking of #12, Tri-County Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. TCTC is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Pendleton.

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Fox Valley Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. It came in at #13 on the list. Located in the suburb of Appleton, FVTC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology ranked #14 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools list. Located in the small city of Williamsport, Penn College is a public college with a small student population.

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Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. It came in at #15 on the list. Westwood College of Aviation-Denver and Redstone College is a small private for-profit school located in the small city of Broomfield.

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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the distant town of Okmulgee, OSU Institute of Technology is a public school with a small student population.

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Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford ranked #17 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools list. Porter and Chester Institute is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Stratford.

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Southeast Community College Area landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best mechanic and repair technologies programs. Southeast Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Lincoln.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools ranking. Located in the small suburb of Fairbanks, UAF is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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With a ranking of #20, University of Northwestern Ohio did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. University of Northwestern Ohio is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Lima.

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Wichita Area Technical College landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best mechanic and repair technologies programs. Wichita Area Technical College is a small public school located in the rural area of Wichita.

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School of Automotive Machinists & Technology landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best mechanic and repair technologies programs. School of Automotive Machinists & Technology is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Houston.

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#23

Great Oaks Career Campuses

Cincinnati, OH

Great Oaks Career Campuses came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Cincinnati, Great Oaks Career Campuses is a public college with a fairly small student population.

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#24

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

Southeast Technical Institute came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Sioux Falls, Southeast Technical Institute is a public college with a small student population.

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Motoring Technical Training Institute ranked #25 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Seekonk, MTTI is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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Rest of the Top Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools

#26

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN
#29

Johnson College

Scranton, PA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Mechanic & Repair Technologies students that almost earned our Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
31 State Technical College of Missouri Linn, MO
32 Universal Technical Institute-Southern California Long Beach, CA
33 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
34 Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY
35 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
36 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN
37 Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville Nashville, TN
38 North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit, KS
39 Lincoln Technical Institute-South Plainfield South Plainfield, NJ
40 Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ

Mechanic & Repair Technologies by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Mechanic & Repair Technologies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 65,998
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 19,885
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 9,325
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 8,889
Precision Systems Maintenance 1,816
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 1,017
Mechanics & Repairers 505

Related Major Annual Graduates
Personal & Culinary Services 132,602
Precision Production 57,423
Construction Trades 36,003
Transportation & Materials Moving 27,979

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Alfred Palmer.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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