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2022 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools

458 Colleges
$29,149 Avg Salary
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Finding the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate 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 458 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best undergraduate certificate programs for trade school students.

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

The following schools top our list of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Colleges.

Top 25 Top Trade Schools for an Award Taking 1 to 4 Years in Mechanic & Repair Technologies

#1

Sonoran Desert Institute

Scottsdale, AZ

Our 2022 rankings named Sonoran Desert Institute the best school in the United States for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their undergraduate certificate. Sonoran Desert Institute is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Scottsdale.

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The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Orlando helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best mechanic and repair technologies schools in the United States. Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Orlando is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Casselberry.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Brownson Technical School is a great place for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their undergraduate certificate. Brownson Technical School is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Anaheim.

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The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Aviation Institute of Maintenance helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best mechanic and repair technologies schools in the United States. Aviation Institute of Maintenance is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Oakland.

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The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Highlands College of Montana Tech helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best mechanic and repair technologies schools in the United States. Highlands College of Montana Tech is a small public school located in the town of Butte.

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#6

DeHart Technical School

Modesto, CA

DeHart Technical School ranked #6 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. DeHart Technical School is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Modesto.

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Houston did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mechanic and repair technologies students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #7 on the list. Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Houston is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Houston.

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Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate mechanic and repair technologies programs. Located in the large suburb of Riverside, Spartan College - Inland Empire is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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IYRS School of Technology & Trades did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mechanic and repair technologies students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #9 on the list. IYRS is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Newport.

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Cloud County Community College landed the #10 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate mechanic and repair technologies programs. Cloud County Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Concordia.

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National Aviation Academy of New England came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. National Aviation Academy of New England is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Concord.

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National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Clearwater.

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Dallas landed the #13 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate mechanic and repair technologies programs. Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Dallas is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Irving.

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Fox Valley Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mechanic and repair technologies students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Appleton, FVTC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Manassas came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Manassas is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Manassas.

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Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mechanic and repair technologies students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the rural area of Wichita, WSU Tech is a public school with a small student population.

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Chesapeake landed the #17 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate mechanic and repair technologies programs. Located in the midsize city of Chesapeake, Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Chesapeake is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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Universal Technical Institute - Houston did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mechanic and repair technologies students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #19 on the list. Located in the large city of Houston, UTI Houston is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #19, Universal Technical Institute - Exton did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their undergraduate certificate. UTI Exton is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Exton.

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#21

Wyotech-Laramie

Laramie, WY

With a ranking of #21, Wyotech-Laramie did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the town of Laramie, Wyotech-Laramie is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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Lincoln Technical Institute - Whitestone landed the #22 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate mechanic and repair technologies programs. Lincoln Tech - Whitestone is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Whitestone.

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Las Vegas landed the #23 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate mechanic and repair technologies programs. Located in the city of Las Vegas, Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Las Vegas is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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#24

ITI Technical College

Baton Rouge, LA

ITI Technical College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. ITI Technical College is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Baton Rouge.

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Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology ranked #25 on this year’s Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the suburb of Inglewood, Spartan College - Los Angeles is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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

#26

NASCAR Technical Institute

Mooresville, NC
#30

Capstone College

Pasadena, CA
#31

Odessa College

Odessa, TX
#39

ETI School of Skilled Trades

Willowbrook, IL
#40

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN
#45

Hunter Business School

Levittown, NY
#47

Metro Technology Centers

Oklahoma City, OK
#49

Rock Valley College

Rockford, IL

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 458 different United States mechanic and repair technologies schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Western Suffolk BOCES Northport, NY
52 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake, WI
53 Universal Technical Institute - Dallas Irving, TX
54 New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Massachusetts North Andover, MA
55 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
56 Lincoln Technical Institute - East Windsor East Windsor, CT
57 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND
58 West Los Angeles College Culver City, CA
59 Charles A Jones Career and Education Center Sacramento, CA
60 Universal Technical Institute - Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
61 Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools Groveport, OH
62 Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN
63 University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks, AK
64 University of Northwestern Ohio Lima, OH
65 TDDS Technical Institute Lake Milton, OH
66 Lincoln Technical Institute - Mahwah Mahwah, NJ
67 Great Oaks Career Campuses Cincinnati, OH
68 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Kansas City Kansas City, MO

Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
69 MIAT College of Technology Canton, MI
70 New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island Pawtucket, RI
71 Universal Technical Institute - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
72 Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria, MN
73 Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon, IA
74 Lincoln College of Technology - Denver Denver, CO
75 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
76 Southeast Technical College Sioux Falls, SD
77 Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Pleasant Gap, PA
78 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
79 Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA
80 Midland College Midland, TX
81 Lamson Institute San Antonio, TX
82 Alaska Vocational Technical Center Seward, AK
83 YTI Career Institute-York York, PA
84 Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND
85 Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY
86 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
87 Universal Technical Institute - Orlando Orlando, FL
88 Lincoln College of Technology - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
89 American Trade School Saint Ann, MO
90 Ranken Technical College Saint Louis, MO
91 Century College White Bear Lake, MN

Mechanic & Repair Technologies by Region

View the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools for a specific region near you.

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.

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