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Get Your Auto Mechanic Certification in Under 10 Months

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 four ASE entry-level 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
    • Engine performance
    • Electrical/electronics

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Admissions Policy Statement

Students looking to enroll in the above-listed program must 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.


Class size is limited to 15 students.






Monday – Thursday

 5 pm – 9 pm




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.

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Schedule a Tour

We take pride in our facility and welcome the opportunity to show it off!  You would never buy a car without looking at it first.  Choosing the place to give you a head start on a successful path in life should be no different.  We invite you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus.  We’re pretty sure you’ll be impressed!

If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.