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2021 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools

233 Colleges
$29,066 Avg Salary
$12,705 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate School for You

In 2018-2019, 65,998 vehicle maintenance and repair students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #6 most popular in the country.

With all the trade school programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Trade College Search has developed this Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 233 schools in the United States to see which undergraduate certificate programs offered the best educational experiences for trade school students.

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2021 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

Check out the vehicle repair undergraduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

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Our analysis found International Yacht Restoration School to be the best school for vehicle maintenance and repair students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the United States. IYRS is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Newport.

On average, vehicle repair graduates from IYRS take out $14,028 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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#2

Rock Valley College

Rockford, IL

The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Rock Valley College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best vehicle maintenance and repair schools in the United States. Located in the city of Rockford, Rock Valley College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, vehicle repair graduates from Rock Valley College take out $6,598 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best vehicle maintenance and repair schools in the United States. Inland Empire Campus is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Riverside.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, vehicle repair majors at Inland Empire Campus accumulate an average of around $21,072 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $249.

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Sheridan College

Sheridan, WY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Sheridan College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the town of Sheridan, Northern Wyoming Community College District is a public college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that vehicle repair majors at Northern Wyoming Community College District take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $9,090. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $84.

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Out of the 233 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay landed the # 5 spot on the list. National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Clearwater.

Vehicle Repair majors at National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay take out an average of $21,724 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $236.

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National Aviation Academy of New England came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 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.

The average amount in student loans that vehicle repair majors at National Aviation Academy of New England take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $18,209. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $215.

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Fox Valley Technical College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Appleton, FVTC is a public school with a large student population.

On average, vehicle repair graduates from FVTC take out $8,863 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $57, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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North Dakota State College of Science came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. North Dakota State College of Science is a small public school located in the distant town of Wahpeton.

On average, vehicle repair graduates from North Dakota State College of Science take out $8,493 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $99.

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Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate vehicle maintenance and repair programs. Located in the large suburb of Norwood, Universal Technical Institute is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

On average, vehicle repair graduates from Universal Technical Institute take out $16,866 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $183, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Manassas came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Manassas, Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Manassas is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

Vehicle Repair majors at Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Manassas take out an average of $19,182 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $208, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Aviation Institute of Maintenance is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Oakland.

On average, vehicle repair graduates from Aviation Institute of Maintenance take out $14,189 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $158, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Houston landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate vehicle maintenance and repair programs. Located in the city of Houston, Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Houston is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

The average amount in student loans that vehicle repair majors at Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Houston take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $16,843. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $201.

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Universal Technical Institute - Houston landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate vehicle maintenance and repair programs. Located in the large city of Houston, UTI Houston is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, vehicle repair majors at UTI Houston accumulate an average of around $15,638 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $164.

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Orlando ranked #14 on this year’s Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Casselberry, Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Orlando is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, vehicle repair graduates from Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Orlando take out $17,103 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $207.

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Lincoln Technical Institute-Whitestone came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Whitestone, Lincoln Technical Institute-Whitestone is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, vehicle repair majors at Lincoln Technical Institute-Whitestone accumulate an average of around $14,190 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $149.

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Northwest Iowa Community College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Northwest Iowa Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Sheldon.

Vehicle Repair majors at Northwest Iowa Community College take out an average of $4,833 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate vehicle maintenance and repair programs. Located in the suburb of Exton, Universal Technical Institute is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that vehicle repair majors at Universal Technical Institute take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $15,638. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $164.

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With a ranking of #18, Wichita Area Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for vehicle maintenance and repair students working on their undergraduate certificate. Wichita Area Technical College is a small public school located in the rural area of Wichita.

On average, vehicle repair graduates from Wichita Area Technical College take out $13,450 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $125.

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NASCAR Technical Institute

Mooresville, NC

NASCAR Technical Institute landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate vehicle maintenance and repair programs. Universal Technical Institute of North Carolina is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Mooresville.

On average, vehicle repair graduates from Universal Technical Institute of North Carolina take out $16,866 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $183, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology ranked #20 on this year’s Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the suburb of Inglewood, Los Angeles Campus is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that vehicle repair majors at Los Angeles Campus take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $21,072. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $249.

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With a ranking of #21, University of Alaska Fairbanks did quite well on this year’s best schools for vehicle maintenance and repair students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the suburb of Fairbanks, UAF is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that vehicle repair majors at UAF take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $10,675. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $99.

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Metro Technology Centers

Oklahoma City, OK

Metro Technology Centers did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for vehicle maintenance and repair students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #22 on the list. Metro Technology Centers is a small public school located in the city of Oklahoma City.

Vehicle Repair majors at Metro Technology Centers take out an average of $11,935 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $117, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate vehicle maintenance and repair programs. UTI of Illinois is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Lisle.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, vehicle repair graduates from UTI of Illinois carry an average student debtload of $16,866. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $183, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #24, Alexandria Technical & Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for vehicle maintenance and repair students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the town of Alexandria, ATCC is a public college with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, vehicle repair majors at ATCC accumulate an average of around $11,867 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $125.

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#25

Wyotech-Laramie

Laramie, WY

Wyotech-Laramie landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate vehicle maintenance and repair programs. Located in the town of Laramie, Wyotech-Laramie is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, vehicle repair graduates from Wyotech-Laramie carry an average student debtload of $10,223. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $93.

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Rest of the Top Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
35 Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Chesapeake Chesapeake, VA
36 Lincoln Technical Institute-South Plainfield South Plainfield, NJ
37 Automotive Training Center-Exton Exton, PA
38 Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford Stratford, CT
39 Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY
40 St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, MN
41 Western Suffolk BOCES Northport, NY
42 Great Oaks Career Campuses Cincinnati, OH
43 Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Kansas City Kansas City, MO
44 TDDS Technical Institute Lake Milton, OH
45 University of Northwestern Ohio Lima, OH
46 Ohio Technical College Cleveland, OH

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair by Region

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

One of 6 majors within the trade school area of study, vehicle maintenance and repair has other similar majors worth exploring.

Vehicle Repair Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 35,892
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 9,513
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 6,035
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 5,142
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 2,635
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician 2,541
Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Technology/Technician 1,126
Marine Maintenance/Fitter & Ship Repair Technology/Technician 664
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 570
General Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 512
High Performance & Custom Engine Technician/Mechanic 465
Other Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 331
Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology/Technician 298
Engine Machinist 153
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician 114
Vehicle Emissions Inspection & Maintenance Technology/Technician 7

Related Major Annual Graduates
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

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 Airman 1st Class Nigel Sandridge.

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