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Hands-On Auto Mechanic Training in as Little as 1 Year

Are you looking for a hands-on automotive school that trains you to start a new career as an automotive technician? The Automotive Technology program at Porter and Chester Institute will prepare you to become a skilled technician in today’s vehicle service industry. We can help you acquire the skills you need to diagnose, repair and maintain most makes and models so you can have a career in this growing field. With automotive training from PCI, you’ll have the skills necessary to work in several settings such as an independent service center or a car dealership in as little as 12 months.

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If you’re a hands-on learner who is passionate about cars and looking for an automotive school that is right for you, here are some reasons our automotive programs in Connecticut and Massachusetts may be a perfect match:

  • Concrete Skills: You’ll be trained to diagnose and repair all major vehicle components including engines, electronics, fuel and emission systems, transmissions, and body control systems. You’ll also learn how to boost vehicle performance and keep cars in tip-top shape.
  • Hands-on Training: In addition to classroom instruction, you’ll spend a lot of time in our auto shops where you’ll get to work on real cars with real problems. We’ll test your skills with training models, but you’ll also get to work on real vehicles with the wear and tear you’d see in an actual service station.
  • Qualified Instructors: Our instructors are all ASE Certified Master Technicians with years of professional experience. They are knowledgeable on a wide variety of vehicle makes and models. They are also friendly, caring and committed to your success. They’ll treat you like your employer would, with respect and confidence in your ability to get the job done.
  • Job Outlook: With more than 245 million cars on the road today, automotive repair is a growing industry. The automotive training you will receive at Porter and Chester Institute will prepare you to work in dealerships, repair facilities and specialty shops.
  • Soft Skills: In addition to motor vehicle knowledge, you’ll learn how to interact with customers with professionalism. We’ll teach you what it means to be a good employee in a real world setting.

To learn more about automotive training at Porter and Chester Institute, request information from one of our Career Program Specialists today!

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