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What is the ideal college to go to for being a mechanic?

I am in 10th grade
I like the look modding trucks and cars, making my own vehicles interest me.
I want to have to be a mechanic for cars or farming equipment.

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Hi Bryce. Everybody can use a good mechanic!

How do I become a mechanic in Arizona?
To become a certified mechanic in Arizona, there are a few steps that need to be taken. First, an individual must complete a high school diploma or equivalent. Then, they must enroll in a post-secondary automotive technology program that is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

How to Become an Industrial Machinery Mechanic, Machinery Maintenance Worker, or Millwright
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Industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers
Industrial machinery mechanics may receive more than a year of on-the-job training, while machinery maintenance workers typically receive training that lasts a few months to a year.
Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights typically need a high school diploma. Industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers also usually need a year or more of training after high school.

Most millwrights go through an apprenticeship program that lasts about 4 years.

Education
Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights generally need at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Some mechanics and millwrights complete a 2-year associate’s degree program in industrial maintenance. Industrial maintenance programs may include courses such as welding, mathematics, hydraulics, and pneumatics.

Training
Industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers typically receive more than a year of on-the-job training. Industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers learn how to perform routine tasks, such as setting up, cleaning, lubricating, and starting machinery. They also may be instructed in subjects such as shop mathematics, blueprint reading, proper hand tool use, welding, electronics, and computer programming. This training may be offered on the job by professional trainers hired by the employer or by representatives of equipment manufacturers.

Most millwrights learn their trade through a 3- or 4-year apprenticeship. For each year of the program, apprentices must have at least 144 hours of relevant technical instruction and up to 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training. On the job, apprentices learn to set up, clean, lubricate, repair, and start machinery. During technical instruction, they are taught welding, mathematics, how to read blueprints, and machinery troubleshooting. Many also receive computer training.

After completing an apprenticeship program, millwrights are considered fully qualified and can usually perform tasks with less guidance.

Employers, local unions, contractor associations, and the state labor department often sponsor apprenticeship programs. The basic qualifications for entering an apprenticeship program are as follows:

Minimum age of 18
High school diploma or equivalent
Physically able to do the work

Best Automotive Mechanics Colleges & Universities in Arizona
Mesa Community College. ...
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Arizona Western College. 2-4 Year • Yuma, AZ • ...
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