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Affordable, Convenient Classes at PLCC’s Auto Mechanic Trade School

As the demand for qualified automotive technicians remains steady, now is a great time to enroll in auto mechanic school at PLCC. Located in Uniontown, Ohio, PLCC’s auto mechanic training offers students all-inclusive tuition and convenient evening classes.

Benefits of PLCC’s Automotive Technician Training

PLCC’s auto mechanic school is housed in a modern facility, complete with the latest tools and technologies of the automotive repair industry. Our mechanic training instructors are both certified educators and technicians who are eager to share their real-world experience with students. And, with class size limited to just 15, every student receives personalized attention.

PLCC’s all-inclusive tuition includes everything you will need to complete our auto mechanic classes plus two ASE certification exams—with no surprise costs or fees.

A Hands-on Automotive Tech School

At PLCC, you’ll learn proper diagnostic procedures that make troubleshooting complex problems a simplified task. Program modules include:

  • Brakes
  • Steering and suspension
  • Drive trains
  • Engine repair and performance
  • Electrical and computers
  • Heating and air conditioning

Apply today! Class size is limited to 15 students.

All-inclusive Tuition: $8,495
Class Dates: August 24, 2020 – June 3, 2021
Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 5 – 9 pm
Course Length: 600 hours

Currently Accepting Applications For Fall 2021 Start

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Looking for a specific automotive technician training course? We also offer four part-time classes that focus on key areas, including basic steering and suspension, brakes, basic electrical and electronics, and basic engine performance and repair. Learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Mechanic School and Careers

What is a typical automotive mechanic salary in Ohio?

According to OhioMeansJobs.com, automotive mechanics make an average yearly pay between $28,040 – $51,530, depending on location, experience, and other factors.

What is generally included in an automotive mechanic job description?

Auto mechanics are expected to perform a wide range of repair, equipment maintenance, and operation monitoring tasks, such as:

  • Examine, test, and diagnose components and systems using a wide range of devices and gauges, including many that are electronic / computerized.
  • Be proficient at fixing many types of automotive parts and systems, including brakes, radiators, transmissions, carburetors, blowers, generators, distributors, starters, pumps, pistons, rods, gears, valves, bearings, and more.
  • Align front ends.
  • Repair / rewire vehicle electrical systems and parts.
  • Perform routine maintenance services and install or repair accessories.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with supervisors and customers.

Is there a difference between an automotive technician vs. a mechanic?

Most people use these terms interchangeably. For some within the industry, there is a distinction. Automotive technicians may work mainly on electronics, computer systems, and performance diagnosis, while mechanics specialize in working with mechanical systems. 

At PLCC, we believe our students must learn the basics of both because of the complexity of today’s cars and trucks, as well as the ever-increasing integration of electronic and mechanical vehicle systems.

Additional Automotive Technician Program Information

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Placement Methodology

2020-2021  School Calendar

Test-optional Admissions Policy Statement

Effective May 8, 2020, Portage Lakes Career Center will be operating under a test-optional admissions policy* for the following programs: Cosmetology, Spa Technician, Esthetics, Nail Technician, EKG and Phlebotomy Technician, Automotive Technician, HVAC-R Technician, Welding Technology, and Plumbing Technologies. 

With the ACT WorkKeys Assessment currently unavailable, PLCC feels that students should still be given the opportunity to secure enrollment for the upcoming school year and has, therefore, modified its admissions requirements to a test-optional policy. 

Students looking to enroll in the above-listed programs can now opt to submit an official high school or GED transcript to be reviewed. Team members will grant student placement only after evaluating the transcript and determining that it meets all criteria for admission. Students who still wish to test in order to be considered for program enrollment may do so once testing and normal operations resume. 

*PLEASE NOTE: This test-optional policy DOES NOT APPLY to the Practical Nursing program. Students hoping to enroll in that program MUST test.