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2021 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools

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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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Trade College Search has created the Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 1,290 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular for trade school students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Mechanic & Repair Technologies program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Colleges.

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Our analysis found Ivy Tech Community College to be the most popular school for mechanic and repair technologies students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Northwestern Ohio. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools list. University of Northwestern Ohio is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Lima.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Universal Technical Institute - Orlando. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Orlando, UTI Orlando is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Central Georgia Technical College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools list. Located in the small city of Warner Robins, CGTC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Universal Technical Institute - Avondale is a great place for mechanic and repair technologies students. UTI Avondale is a small private for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Avondale.

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#6

Sonoran Desert Institute

Scottsdale, AZ

Sonoran Desert Institute landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular mechanic and repair technologies programs. Sonoran Desert Institute is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Scottsdale.

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Universal Technical Institute - Houston came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Houston, UTI Houston is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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#8

Mech-Tech College

Caguas, PR

Mech-Tech College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. It came in at #8 on the list. Mech-Tech College is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Caguas.

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Lincoln College of Technology - Nashville did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. It came in at #9 on the list. Lincoln Tech - Nashville is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Nashville.

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Texas State Technical College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular mechanic and repair technologies programs. TSTC is a large public school located in the midsize city of Waco.

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Houston School of Carpentry landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular mechanic and repair technologies programs. Houston School of Carpentry is a private for-profit school located in the large city of Houston.

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Universal Technical Institute - Dallas did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. It came in at #12 on the list. UTI Dallas is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Irving.

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Universal Technical Institute - Sacramento ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Sacramento, UTI Sacramento is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Rome, Georgia Northwestern Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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Universal Technical Institute - Exton did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. It came in at #15 on the list. UTI Exton is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Exton.

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Gateway Community and Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. It came in at #15 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Florence, Gateway is a public school with a small student population.

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Universal Technical Institute - Rancho Cucamonga did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. It came in at #17 on the list. UTI Rancho Cucamonga is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rancho Cucamonga.

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Bluegrass Community and Technical College ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools list. Bluegrass Community and Technical College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lexington.

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Elizabethtown Community and Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for mechanic and repair technologies students. It came in at #19 on the list. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Elizabethtown.

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Chattahoochee Technical College landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular mechanic and repair technologies programs. Located in the large suburb of Marietta, Chattahoochee Technical College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#21

Pima Community College

Tucson, AZ

Pima Community College ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Tucson, Pima County Community College District is a public college with a large student population.

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Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular 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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#23

Somerset Community College

Somerset, KY

Somerset Community College landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular mechanic and repair technologies programs. SCC is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Somerset.

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Universal Technical Institute - Phoenix landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular mechanic and repair technologies programs. Located in the city of Phoenix, UTI Phoenix is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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Jefferson Community and Technical College ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools list. Located in the large city of Louisville, Jefferson Community and Technical College is a public college with a large student population.

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#28

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA
#29

NASCAR Technical Institute

Mooresville, NC
#31

St Philip's College

San Antonio, TX
#32

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, AZ
#33

College of Lake County

Grayslake, IL
#36

Central Community College

Grand Island, NE
#37

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, GA
#38

Eastfield College

Mesquite, TX
#40

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO
#45

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, GA
#47

Cypress College

Cypress, CA
#48

Joliet Junior College

Joliet, IL
#50

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

Remaining Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 1290 different United States mechanic and repair technologies schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO
52 West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah, KY
53 Enterprise State Community College Enterprise, AL
54 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
54 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
56 South Georgia Technical College Americus, GA
57 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
58 Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA
59 Automeca Technical College - Bayamon Bayamon, PR
60 Wallace State Community College, Hanceville Hanceville, AL
61 Hazard Community and Technical College Hazard, KY
62 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
62 South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA
64 Owensboro Community and Technical College Owensboro, KY
65 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
66 Ohio Technical College Cleveland, OH
67 Northshore Technical Community College Bogalusa, LA
67 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
69 Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro, NC
70 Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA
71 Athens Technical College Athens, GA
72 South Florida Institute of Technology Miami, FL
73 Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
74 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
75 Lanier Technical College Oakwood, GA
76 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
77 Victor Valley College Victorville, CA
78 Rock Valley College Rockford, IL
79 Central Louisiana Technical Community College Alexandria, LA
80 Lincoln College of Technology - Denver Denver, CO
81 Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA
82 Ranken Technical College Saint Louis, MO
83 National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay Clearwater, FL
84 Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, MN
85 Aims Community College Greeley, CO
85 Lincoln Technical Institute - Whitestone Whitestone, NY
87 Vista College El Paso, TX
87 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Atlanta Duluth, GA
89 Wichita Area Technical College Wichita, KS
90 Advanced Training Institute Las Vegas, NV
90 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
92 San Diego Miramar College San Diego, CA
93 Portland Community College Portland, OR
94 Southern Technical College Orlando, FL
95 American River College Sacramento, CA
96 Automeca Technical College - Ponce Ponce, PR
96 Cedar Valley College Lancaster, TX
96 Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA
99 South Texas College McAllen, TX
100 Southern Regional Technical College Thomasville, GA
101 Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc Norwood, MA
101 Elgin Community College Elgin, IL
101 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Daytona Beach, FL
104 Florida Technical College Orlando, FL
105 Albany Technical College Albany, GA
106 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
107 Bates Technical College Tacoma, WA
107 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta, GA
109 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
110 Arizona Automotive Institute Glendale, AZ
111 Tulsa Technology Center Tulsa, OK
112 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Memphis Memphis, TN
113 Pickens Technical College Aurora, CO
114 Coastal Carolina Community College Jacksonville, NC
115 Lincoln College of Technology - Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX
115 Apex Technical School Long Island City, NY
117 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
118 Mountainland Technical College Lehi, UT
119 Lincoln College of Technology - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
120 UEI College-Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
121 Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College Minden, LA
121 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
123 Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ
124 Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Inglewood, CA
125 Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA
125 Pennco Tech-Blackwood Blackwood, NJ
127 Coastal Pines Technical College Waycross, GA
127 Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles, CA
129 De Anza College Cupertino, CA
130 New York Automotive and Diesel Institute Jamaica, NY
130 HVAC Technical Institute Chicago, IL
132 GateWay Community College - Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
132 Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA
132 Big Sandy Community and Technical College Prestonsburg, KY
135 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
135 Bakersfield College Bakersfield, CA
135 Lake Land College Mattoon, IL
138 Lincoln Technical Institute - East Windsor East Windsor, CT
138 Indian Capital Technology Center, Muskogee Muskogee, OK
140 Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc Guaynabo, PR
141 Southern Union State Community College Wadley, AL
142 Lincoln College of Technology - Columbia Columbia, MD
143 Ashland Community and Technical College Ashland, KY
144 San Joaquin Delta College Stockton, CA
145 Lincoln Technical Institute - Union Union, NJ
146 Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO
147 Brookhaven College Farmers Branch, TX
148 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
148 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR
150 Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester McAlester, OK
150 Renton Technical College Renton, WA
150 Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, IL
153 Ingram State Technical College Deatsville, AL
154 Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Okmulgee, OK
155 Western Technical College El Paso, TX
156 Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
157 Gadsden State Community College Gadsden, AL
157 Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Broomfield, CO
157 School of Automotive Machinists & Technology Houston, TX
160 Wayne Community College Goldsboro, NC
161 Green River College Auburn, WA
161 Lincoln Technical Institute - Mahwah Mahwah, NJ
163 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
163 Philadelphia Technician Training Philadelphia, PA
165 George T Baker Aviation Technical College Miami, FL
166 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury, NC
167 Odessa College Odessa, TX
167 Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC
167 MotoRing Technical Training Institute Seekonk, MA
170 Rend Lake College Ina, IL
171 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX
171 Haywood Community College Clyde, NC
171 Los Medanos College Pittsburg, CA
171 Arkansas State University - Newport Newport, AR
175 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
176 North American Trade Schools Baltimore, MD
177 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
177 Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
179 Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC
180 Automeca Technical College - Aguadilla Aguadilla, PR
181 Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA
182 Charter College Vancouver, WA
182 Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa, AL
184 New Castle School of Trades New Castle, PA
185 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Nashville Nashville, TN
186 Yavapai College Prescott, AZ
187 Trinidad State Junior College Trinidad, CO
187 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Dallas Irving, TX
187 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Flushing, NY
187 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
191 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
192 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
193 State Technical College of Missouri Linn, MO
193 Lincoln Technical Institute - South Plainfield South Plainfield, NJ
193 Davidson County Community College Thomasville, NC

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
196 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
196 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
196 Lincoln College of Technology - Melrose Park Melrose Park, IL
199 North Central Institute Clarksville, TN
199 Tri-County Technical College Pendleton, SC
201 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
201 Intellitec College - Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
201 Intellitec College - Grand Junction Grand Junction, CO
201 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Dickson Dickson, TN
205 UEI College-Gardena Gardena, CA
205 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
207 Tidewater Tech-Trades Norfolk, VA
207 Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge, LA
209 Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA
209 Rosedale Technical College Pittsburgh, PA
209 Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Cumberland, KY
212 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
212 West Los Angeles College Culver City, CA
212 Florida Career College - West Palm Beach West Palm Beach, FL
212 Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS
216 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
217 Vincennes University Vincennes, IN
217 Citrus College Glendora, CA
219 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown Morristown, TN
219 Laredo Community College Laredo, TX
219 South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-San Antonio San Antonio, TX
222 South Seattle College Seattle, WA
223 Automeca Technical College - Caguas Caguas, PR
223 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Houston Houston, TX
223 Trident Technical College Charleston, SC
223 Arapahoe Community College Littleton, CO
223 Automotive Training Center - Warminster Warminster, PA
223 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Murfreesboro Murfreesboro, TN
229 San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino, CA
229 Fletcher Technical Community College Schriever, LA
229 Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA
229 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
229 Texarkana College Texarkana, TX
234 Merced College Merced, CA
235 Advanced Technology Institute Virginia Beach, VA
235 San Juan College Farmington, NM
235 Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS
235 Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA
235 University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Hope, AR
240 Erie Community College Buffalo, NY
240 Central Oregon Community College Bend, OR
242 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
242 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Orlando Casselberry, FL
244 Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Roswell, NM
244 Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas De Queen, AR
244 Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC
244 Atlantic Technical College Coconut Creek, FL
248 National Aviation Academy of New England Concord, MA
249 York Technical College Rock Hill, SC
249 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI
249 Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA
249 Johnston Community College Smithfield, NC
253 El Camino College Torrance, CA
254 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
255 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
256 Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clarkston, GA
256 Lansing Community College Lansing, MI
258 Hallmark University San Antonio, TX

Mechanic & Repair Technologies by Region

View the Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies 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 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.

  • 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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