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2022 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools

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Finding the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate 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 2019-2020, 100,894 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which trade school program is right 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 Basic Certificate Trade Schools ranking is one of many tools that Trade College Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 277 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best basic certificate programs for trade school students.

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2022 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Schools in the United States

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

Top 25 Top Trade Schools for an Award Taking Less Than 1 Year in Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Our analysis found Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide to be the best school for mechanic and repair technologies students who want to pursue a basic certificate in the United States. Located in the city of Daytona Beach, Embry-Riddle Worldwide is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#2

Northeast Technical Institute

Scarborough, ME

Out of the 277 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Northeast Technical Institute landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Scarborough, Northeast Technical Institute is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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The excellent basic certificate programs at Fox Valley Technical College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best mechanic and repair technologies schools in the United States. Located in the midsize suburb of Appleton, FVTC is a public school with a large student population.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Enterprise State Community College is a great place for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their basic certificate. Located in the distant town of Enterprise, Enterprise-Ozark Community College is a public school with a small student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend HVAC Technical Institute. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. HVAC Technical Institute is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

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Advanced Training Institute ranked #6 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Las Vegas, Advanced Training Institute is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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School of Automotive Machinists & Technology ranked #7 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. School of Automotive Machinists & Technology is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large city of Houston.

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Madison Area Technical College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. Madison College is a large public school located in the city of Madison.

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MotoRing Technical Training Institute came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Seekonk, MTTI is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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#10

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, MO

With a ranking of #10, Ranken Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their basic certificate. Located in the large city of Saint Louis, Ranken Technical College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#11

Western Suffolk BOCES

Northport, NY

With a ranking of #11, Western Suffolk BOCES did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their basic certificate. Western Suffolk BOCES is a fairly small public school located in the suburb of Northport.

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#12

Vermont Technical College

Randolph, VT

With a ranking of #12, Vermont Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their basic certificate. Vermont Tech is a small public school located in the remote area of Randolph.

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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College ranked #13 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the rural area of Shell Lake, WITC is a public school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #14, University of Alaska Anchorage did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their basic certificate. UAA is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Anchorage.

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Jefferson Community and Technical College ranked #15 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Louisville, Jefferson Community and Technical College is a public school with a large student population.

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#16

Midland College

Midland, TX

Midland College ranked #16 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Midland, Midland College is a public school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #17, Florida International Training Institute did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their basic certificate. Florida International Training Institute is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Miami.

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With a ranking of #18, Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their basic certificate. Located in the town of Roswell, ENMU - Roswell Campus is a public school with a small student population.

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#19

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana College came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Santa Ana, SAC is a public college with a very large student population.

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#20

Odessa College

Odessa, TX

Odessa College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Odessa, Odessa College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#21

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI

Western Technical College ranked #21 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. Western Technical College is a small public school located in the small city of La Crosse.

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Northland Community and Technical College ranked #22 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the remote town of Thief River Falls, Northland Community and Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

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Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg ranked #23 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. Pinellas Technical College -St. Petersburg is a fairly small public school located in the city of Saint Petersburg.

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With a ranking of #24, Moraine Valley Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their basic certificate. Located in the large suburb of Palos Hills, MVCC is a public school with a large student population.

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#25

CET, Alexandria

Alexandria, VA

CET, Alexandria came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools ranking. CET, Alexandria is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Alexandria.

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Rest of the Top Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools

#26

Central Community College

Grand Island, NE
#27

St Philip's College

San Antonio, TX
#29

Metro Technology Centers

Oklahoma City, OK
#34

Pima Community College

Tucson, AZ
#36

National Career Education

Citrus Heights, CA
#40

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, GA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
42 Wharton County Junior College Wharton, TX
43 Gateway Community and Technical College Florence, KY
44 South Florida Institute of Technology Miami, FL
45 College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
46 Upper Valley Career Center Piqua, OH
47 Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI
48 Aiken Technical College Graniteville, SC
49 Washburn Institute of Technology Topeka, KS
50 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
51 Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College Miami Lakes, FL
52 Northcentral Technical College Wausau, WI
53 Erie 1 BOCES West Seneca, NY
54 Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant, TX
55 Apollo Career Center Lima, OH

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 61,193
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 19,871
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 8,872
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 8,056
Precision Systems Maintenance 1,310
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 1,111
Mechanics & Repairers 420
Energy Systems Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 61

Related Major Annual Graduates
Personal & Culinary Services 119,853
Precision Production 52,005
Construction Trades 37,535
Transportation & Materials Moving 26,683

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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