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Types of Degrees Mechanics & Repairers Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many mechanics and repairers graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 137
Undergraduate Certificate 114
Basic Certificate 11

What Mechanics & Repairers Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to mechanical repair and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Mechanical Repair Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Skills for Mechanical Repair Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to mechanical repair:

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  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Online Mechanics & Repairers Programs

In 2017-2018, 23 schools offered a mechanical repair program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 5 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 8 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 12 1
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 5 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to mechanical repair.

Major Number of Grads
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 68,068
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 19,789
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 9,699
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 8,738
Precision Systems Maintenance 1,825
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 981

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