Automotive Technician Schools in Missouri

In Missouri, there are 32 schools and colleges that have auto technician programs. These include vocational tech schools in high schools, community colleges, technical schools, and career centers. Many of the vocational tech schools are part of high schools, so they are considerably less expensive than the alternatives. However, they are typically limited to high school students.

If you are interested in pursuing a certificate or license from a community or technical college, you can expect to spend roughly $450 per class. Most full-time students take four classes per semester, which works out to roughly $3,600 per year. You may opt for earning a one-year certificate in Maintenance and Light Repair or General Automotive, but there are also Associate’s degree options in General Auto Mechanics, High Performance, Light-Duty Diesel, and Electric/Hybrid vehicle. These programs will prepare you to become  accredited by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

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Missouri Featured Mechanic Programs

You should expect to take courses such as Automotive Braking Systems, Automotive Electrical/Electronics, Heating/Air Conditioning, Electric/Hybrid Drive Systems, and Engines. Many of these courses have prerequisites, that you will need to have completed, so we recommend that you meet with a student advisor before registering for classes. If you are taking classes as a high school student, you may only take one or two classes per semester in addition to your traditional high school coursework and often times these will count as your electives.

Licensing Requirements for Automotive Technicians in Missouri

There are no licensing requirements in Missouri, however, employers typically prefer to hire those with a certificate in a specific field, such as auto/truck mechanics, or a two-year degree in General Auto Mechanics. In order to become a more qualified candidate, you may also choose to pursue ASE licensure. This will test you in various areas, including Collision Repair & Refinish, Engine Machinist, Automobile Service Consultant, and Alternate Fuels.

The costs associated with ASE certification depend on which level of certification you are pursuing. Base level certification tests cost $31 each, and advanced tests cost $62 each. No matter how many tests you are taking, you must also pay a $36 registration fee. Recertification tests, which must be taken every five years, cost the same as the initial certification test.

Career Outlook for Auto Technicians in Missouri

There are many job opportunities for auto technicians in Missouri. According to the BLS, there were 14,0940 auto technicians employed in Missouri in 2012. There are expected to be 19,090 jobs in Missouri in 2020. Average salaries for auto technicians in Missouri range from $10.17 per hour to $28.13 per hour; the median wage is $17.34 per hour. The more specialized certifications you receive, combined with extensive work experience, you will find yourself at the higher end of the wage scale.

Career & Technology Center at Fort Osage
2101 N. Twyman Rd.
Independence MO 64058
Contact: Bill Lieb, (816) 650-7180
Website: http://fortosagectc.sharpschool.net/subjects
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 5/2017

Carthage Technical Center
609 River St.
Carthage MO 64836
Contact: Eddie Hart, (417) 359-7026
Website: http://www.carthage.k12.mo.us/tc/secondaryprograms.html
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 6/2015

Clinton Technical School
602 S. Fifth St.
Clinton MO 64735
Contact: Kelly Paddock, (660) 885-6101
Website: http://clinton.k12.mo.us/domain/671
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 4/2017

Columbia Area Career Center
4203 S. Providence Rd.
Columbia MO 65203
Contact: Johnny Green, (573) 214-3800
Website: http://www.career-center.org/highschool/ccprograms.cfm?ccprogram=Automotive%20Technology
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Heating and Air Conditioning, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 5/2016

Crowder College
601 Laclede Ave.
Neosho MO 64850
Contact: Kenneth Rhuems, (417) 455-5715
Website: http://www.crowder.edu/ccci/auto-tech.htm
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 4/2016

Excelsior Springs Area Career Center
614 Tiger Dr.
Excelsior Springs MO 64024
Contact: H.R. Thomas, 816-630-9240
Website: http://www.essd40.com/school_home.aspx?schoolid=6
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 2/2015

Four Rivers Career Center
1978 Image Dr.
Washington MO 63090
Contact: Gary Maune, (636) 239-7777
Website: http://frcc-sdow-mo.schoolloop.com/programs/autotech/home
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 3/2016

Gibson Technical Center
386 W. State Hwy. 76
Reeds Spring MO 65737
Contact: Dean Ulrich, (417) 272-3271
Website: http://www.gibsontechnicalcenter.com/Courses/autotechnology.htm
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 11/2013

Grand River Technical School
1200 Fair St.
Chillicothe MO 64601
Contact: Steve Polley, (660) 646-3414
Website: http://www.grandrivertech.org/auto.htm
Areas of Certification: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 5/2013

Hannibal Career & Technical Center
4550 McMasters Ave.
Hannibal MO 63401
Contact: James Gerding, jgerding@hannibal.k12.mo.us
Website: Hannibal Career & Technical Center – Automotive Technology Program
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 3/2013

Hillyard Technical School
3434 Faraon St.
St. Joseph MO 64506
Contact: Jeff Adams, (816) 671-4170
Website: http://www.sjsd.k12.mo.us/site/Default.aspx?PageType=1&SiteID=16&ChannelID=135&DirectoryType=6
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Heating and Air Conditioning, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 1/2013

Jefferson College
1000 Viking Dr.
Hillsboro MO 63050
Contact: Gerard Uhls, (636) 797-3000
Website: http://www.jeffco.edu/jeffco/content/view/37/116/
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 5/2017

Kirksville Area Technical Center
1103 South Cottage Grove
Kirksville MO 63501
Contact: Robin Ferguson, (660) 341-9302
Website: Kirksville Area Technical Center – Automotive Technology Program
Areas of Certification: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 2/2014

Lake Career & Technical Center
269 Dare Blvd.
Camdenton MO 65020
Contact: Dennis Perkins, (573) 346-9260
Website: http://camdentonschools.schoolwires.net/lctc
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 3/2015

Lamar Area Vo-Tech School
501 Maple St.
Lamar MO 64759
Contact: Rick Piper, (417) 682-3384
Website: http://www.lamar.k12.mo.us/
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 3/2017

Lebanon Technology & Career Center – General Service Tech
757 Brice St.
Lebanon MO 65536
Contact: Brian Moore, (417) 532-5494
Website: http://www.lebanon.k12.mo.us/ltcc/courselist/IET/
Areas of Certification: General Service Technician
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 12/2012

Lewis & Clark Career Center
2400 Zumbehl Rd.
St. Charles MO 63301
Contact: Steve Reese, (636) 443-4982
Website: http://www.stcharles.k12.mo.us/lewisandclark/Programs/autoservice.html
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 12/2014

Linn State Technical College
One Technology Dr.
Linn MO 65051
Contact: Jimmy Brandon, (573) 897-5176
Website: http://www.linnstate.edu/academic/amt/index.php
Areas of Certification: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 4/2013

Longview Community College
500 SW Longview Rd.
Lee’s Summit MO 64081
Contact: Stan Abrahamson, (816) 604-2433
Website: http://mcckc.edu/automotive
Areas of Certification: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 3/2014

Longview Community College – Ford ASSET
500 SW Longview Rd.
Lee’s Summit MO 64081
Contact: Stan Abrahamson, (816) 604-2433
Website: http://mcckc.edu/automotive
Areas of Certification: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 3/2014

Longview Community College – GM ASEP
500 S.W. Longview Rd.
Lee’s Summit MO 64081
Contact: Stan Abrahamson, (816) 604-2433
Website: http://mcckc.edu/automotive
Areas of Certification: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 3/2014

Nichols Career Center
605 Union St.
Jefferson City MO 65101
Contact: Joe Hires, (573) 659-3100
Website: http://www.nicholscareercenter.org/
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 11/2013

North Central Career Center
1401 Daily Rd., Box 445
Bethany MO 64424
Contact: Randy Carter, (660) 425-2196
Website: North Central Career Center – Automotive Technology Program
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 1/2015

North Technical High School – General Service Tech
1700 Derhake
Florisant MO 63033
Contact: James Koch, (314) 989-7646
Website: North Technical High School – General Service Tech – Automotive Technology Program
Areas of Certification: General Service Technician
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 12/2016

Ozark Mountain Technical Center
211 E. 5th St.
Mountain Grove MO 65711
Contact: George Duey, (417) 926-3177
Areas of Certification: General Service Technician
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 4/2016

Ozarks Technical Community College – AYES
1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield MO 65802
Contact: Kerry Wrinkle, (447) 447-7500
Website: http://www.otc.edu/5442.php
Areas of Certification: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 5/2016

Ranken Technical College
4431 Finney Ave.
St. Louis MO 63113
Contact: Dan Kania, (314) 286-4834
Website: http://www.ranken.edu/academics/automotive-division
Areas of Certification: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 4/2017

Ranken Technical College – GM ASEP
4431 Finney Ave.
St. Louis MO 63113
Contact: Dan Kania, (314) 286-4834
Website: https://www.ranken.edu/academics/automotive-division/automotive-maintenance-technology
Areas of Certification: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 4/2017

Rolla Technical Institute
1304 E. 10th St.
Rolla MO 65401
Contact: Mitch Rightnowar, (573) 458-0150
Website: Rolla Technical Institute – Automotive Technology Program
Areas of Certification: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 6/2013

South Technical High School – General Service Tech
12721 W. Watson Rd.
Sunset Hills MO 63127
Contact: Edmon Rieman, (314) 989-7400
Website: http://www.southtechhigh.org/w3/index.php/cte-majors/transportation/automotive-technology
Areas of Certification: General Service Technician
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 2/2017

State Fair Community College
3201 W. 16th St.
Sedalia MO 65301
Contact: Troy Holbrook, (660) 596-7243
Website: http://www.sfccmo.edu/pages/204.asp
Areas of Certification: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 12/2013

Warrensburg Area Career Center
205 S. Ridgeview Dr.
Warrensburg MO 64093
Contact: Brad Small, (660) 747-2283
Website: http://www.warrensburgr6.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=4
Areas of Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering
Programs: Automobile
Certification Expiration: 6/2017

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