How to Learn Auto Mechanics Online

Updated March 23, 2017

Auto mechanics have the important responsibility of repairing and servicing vehicles for customers to ensure they continue getting them to and from their desired destinations. Although it is possible to become an auto mechanic through on-the-job training, more and more mechanics are learning what they need to know through a school. With the increase in classes being offered online, some students are learning auto mechanics online.

Take general education courses online. Even though the majority of coursework is focused on vehicle repair and service, earning an auto mechanic degree from a community college or technical school requires completing general education courses. Generally these include English, a maths class and speech, and all of these courses can be taken online.

Seek out a programme that offers shop and online learning combined. With auto mechanics being a hands-on profession, there is no auto mechanics programme offered solely online. There are, however, a few programmes that combine online learning with the traditional shop classroom. They generally reduce the time you spend working in the shop and replace it with online tutorials and assignments.

Use online learning for ASE certification. Once you've decided to apply for ASE certification, you can use online classes to learn and prepare for the test. Elearners has a multitude of online classes on different topics related to auto mechanics to help you obtain this important industry-wide certification.

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Allison Dodge has been a writer since 2005, specializing in education, careers, health and travel. She has worked at educational institutions for more than 10 years. Dodge has a master's degree in education administration.