Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in New Jersey

On this page you will find comprehensive information on college listings, both public and provide, for auto and diesel mechanics, and auto body repairers in New Jersey. Additionally, we provide comprehensive data job prospects and current wage rates in the garden state. [En Español]

Job Outlook

In May 2016, as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 15,440 people employed as auto technicians in New Jersey. Moreover, there were 3,800 people in employment as automotive body and glass repair technicians, as well as a further 7,600 in employment as diesel engine mechanics for trucks and buses. In the decade to 2024, it is expected that jobs for auto mechanics in the garden state will expand by 5.6%.

Mechanic Salaries in New Jersey

In 2016, the average salary for automotive mechanics in the country’s 47th largest state was $47,010 (BLS), or about $22.60 per hour. Auto collision repairers made an average salary of $49,460 for the same period, and diesel mechanics made $54,500 or $26.20 per hour.

Salaries in New Jersey by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics15,440$22.60$47,010$24,120$73,710
Automotive Body and Related Repairers3,800$23.78$49,460$32,920$68,950
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers**$17.50$36,400$24,840$50,340
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists7,600$26.20$54,500$34,950$75,430

Auto Mechanic Salaries in New Jersey by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Region1,940$19.66$40,890
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ480$22.59$46,980
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ30,130$21.72$45,190
Ocean City, NJ230$20.84$43,350
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD13,130$21.46$44,640
Trenton, NJ630$22.98$47,800
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ230$20.50$42,640

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Area

Warren County Community College

475 Route 57 W, Washington, New Jersey 07882-4343
(908) 835-9222
Automotive Technology – Associate Program

The Automotive Technology Associate’s program in Automotive Technology at Warren County Community College is offered at their campus in Washington in Warren County. Most of the school’s 2,822 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-district students are generally around $4,590 and are $4,890 and $5,490 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Books and supplies can cost around $1,200, although this will depend on the program.

Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division Area

Camden County College

200 College Drive, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012
(856) 227-7200
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Camden County College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in Blackwood in Camden County. The college has approximately 11,263 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-district students are usually around $4,320 and are $4,440 and $4,440 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively, while study materials may cost in the order of $1,600, depending on the program.

Pennco Tech-Blackwood

99 Erial Road, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012
(856) 232-0310
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Pennco Tech offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. All programs are taught at their Blackwood campus in Blackwood in Camden County. This private, for-profit college has about 1,172 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Tuition fees for the Automotive Technology program are around $29,495 annually, while study materials may cost around $1,875. Usually, the program is completed in 14 months.

Rowan College at Gloucester County

1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, New Jersey 08080
(856) 468-5000
Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Rowan College at Gloucester County’s Associate-level Automotive Technology program is taught at their campus in Sewell in Gloucester County, NJ. This public college has about 6,836 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Fees for tuition for in-district students are likely to be about $4,445 and are $5,225 and $8,975 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively, while study materials may cost about $2,000, depending on the program.

Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division Area

Brookdale Community College

765 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, New Jersey 07738-1597
(732) 224-2345
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

The Automotive Technology Certificate program in Automotive Technology at Brookdale Community College is based at their campus in Lincroft in Monmouth County. Most of the school’s 13,835 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The Automotive Technology program is offered with the option of completing a GM ASEP program. The cost of tuition for in-district students is usually in the order of $3,861 and are $6,639 and $7,239 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Learning materials may cost in the order of $1,500, although this will vary with the program.

Lincoln Technical Institute-South Plainfield

901 Hadley Road, South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080-2424
(800) 305-3487 x46700
Heavy Equipment and Truck Technology – Certificate Program

Lincoln Technical Institute offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. All programs are offered at their South Plainfield campus in South Plainfield in Middlesex County, NJ. The college has about 313 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The college’s retention rate for full-time students is over 80%. Tuition fees for the Heavy Equipment and Truck Technology program are generally around $29,172 per year. Books and supplies can cost in the order of $1,115. The typical program completion time is 14 months.

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School

137 Bey Lea Rd, Toms River, New Jersey 08753
(732) 473-3100 x3139
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. All programs are offered at their campus in Toms River in Ocean County. Most of the school’s 519 students are on diploma programs of under two years. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for the Automotive Technology program are generally about $6,550 yearly, while books and supplies may cost about $300. Program completion is normally 10 months.

Raritan Valley Community College

118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, New Jersey 08876
(908) 526-1200
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Automotive Technology at Raritan Valley Community College is based at their campus in Branchburg in Somerset County. Most of the school’s 8,099 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The cost of tuition for in-district students is roughly in the order of $4,224 and are $5,064 and $5,064 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Books and supplies can cost roughly $2,400, depending on the program chosen.

New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division Area

Lincoln Technical Institute-Mahwah

70 McKee Dr, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430
(201) 529-1414 x41400
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Lincoln Technical Institute offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. All programs are offered at their Mahwah campus in Mahwah in Bergen County, NJ. The college has about 822 students in total, with most students on programs that last under 2 years. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for the Automotive Technology program are about $13,722 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $960. The typical program completion time is 7 months.

Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division Area

Lincoln Technical Institute-Union

2299 Vauxhall Rd, Union, New Jersey 07083
(908) 964-7800 x40500
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Lincoln Technical Institute offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. All programs are offered at their Union campus in Union in Union County. This private, for-profit college has in the order of 1,157 students in total, with the majority of students on programs that last under 2 years. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The college’s retention rate for full-time students is 80%. Tuition fees for the Automotive Technology program are usually about $13,446 per year. Study materials can cost in the order of $939. Typically, the program is completed in 7 months.

Union County College

1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016-1528
(908) 709-7000
Automotive Technology – Associate Program

The Associate’s program in Automotive Technology at Union County College is offered at their campus in Cranford in Union County, NJ. This public college has about 11,220 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Tuition fees for in-district students are generally around $4,620 and are $9,240 and $9,240 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Learning materials may cost around $1,200, although this will vary with the program.

* Tuition fees and accredition status are correct at the time of writing, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (http://nces.ed.gov/). Confirm with college before applying.

Neighbor States

See also the neighbor states of New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

NATEF Accredited Secondary School Programs

Below is a list of NATEF accredited high school programs, offering training in automotive technology, autobody and collision repair and diesel mechanic programs in the state of New Jersey. Please note that accreditation status is correct at the time of writing and may have since changed. Please check with the school and with NATEF before making any commitment.

BrickBridgewaterDenvilleEast BrunswickEdisonFlemingtonJacksonMatawanMays LandingMedfordMillvilleNewarkParamusPenningtonPennsaukenPerth AmboyPiscatawaySewellSicklervilleSpartaTeterboroTrentonWaretownWashingtonWayneWesthamptonWillingboro

City: Brick

Ocean County Vo-Tech School

350 Chambers Bridge Rd., Brick, NJ 8723
(732) 286-5670

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Jay Houle
Tel: (732) 286-5670
Programs: Automobile Service Technology, Language/Arts, Mathematics

City: Bridgewater

Somerset County Vocational &Technical School

14 Vogt Dr, Bridgewater, NJ 8807
(908) 526-8900

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Mario Peluso
Tel: (908) 526-8900
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Denville

Morris Co. School of Technology

400 E. Main St., Denville, NJ 7834
(973) 627-4600

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Jeffrey Chase
Tel: (973) 627-4600
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: East Brunswick

Middlesex County Vo-Tech High School

112 Rues Ln., East Brunswick, NJ 8816
(732) 257-3300

Automotive Program

Contact: Sean McDonald
Tel: (732) 257-3300
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering,

AYES,
Program Contact: Todd Bonsall, (732) 257-3300
Certification Expiration: December, 2017

Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Edison

UAW-LETC Advanced Automotive Training Program

500 Plainfield Ave., Edison, NJ 8817
(270) 389-5309

Automotive Program

Contact: Wayne Duke
Tel: (270) 389-5309
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

City: Flemington

Hunterdon County Polytech, Central Campus

10 Junction Rd., Flemington, NJ 8822
(908) 735-6774

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Chris Scheuerman
Tel: (908) 735-6774
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Jackson

Ocean County Vo-Tech School

850 Toms River Rd., Jackson, NJ 8527
(732) 240-6414

Automotive Program

Contact: Frank Storholm
Tel: (732) 240-6414
Programs: Automobile Service Technology, Language/Arts, Mathematics

Ocean County Vo-Tech School

850 Toms River Rd., Jackson, NJ 7719
(732) 928-3830

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: George Hurley
Tel: (732) 928-3830
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Language/Arts, Mathematics, Painting and Refinishing, Science

City: Matawan

Old Bridge High School

4209 Rte. 516, Matawan, NJ 7747
(732) 290-3900

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Karen Hicks
Tel: (732) 290-3900
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Mays Landing

Atlantic County Institute of Technology

5080 Atlantic Ave., Mays Landing, NJ 8330
(609) 625-2249

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Curtis Silver
Tel: (609) 625-2249
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

City: Medford

Burlington County Institute of Tech.

10 Hawkin Rd., Medford, NJ 8055
(609) 654-0200

Automotive Program

Contact: Anthony Mariano
Tel: (609) 654-0200
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Millville

Millville Senior High School

200 N Wade Blvd., Millville, NJ 8332
(856) 293-7632

Automotive Program

Contact: Barbara Blahut
Tel: (856) 293-7632
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Newark

Essex County Vocational School

91 W. Market St., Newark, NJ 7103
(972) 412-2204

Automotive Program

Contact: Edward Finnis
Tel: (972) 412-2204
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Paramus

Bergen County Technical Schools

View School’s Web Site, Paramus, NJ 7442
(201) 343-6000

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: John Colaneri
Tel: (201) 343-6000
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Joseph Pantano
Tel: (201) 343-6000
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing

City: Pennington

Hopewell Valley Central High School- Mercer Co. Technical

259 Pennington-Titusville Rd, Pennington, NJ 8534
(609) 737-1411

Automotive Program

Contact: Louis Carnation
Tel: (609) 737-1411
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Mercer County Technical School

129 Bull Run Rd., Pennington, NJ 8534
(609) 737-9785

Automotive Program

Contact: Michael Cramer
Tel: (609) 737-9785
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair,

Mercer County Technical School,
Program Contact: William Park, (609) 737-9785
Certification Expiration: May, 2022

Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Robert Gonier
Tel: (609) 737-9785
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Pennsauken

Camden County Technical School

6008 Browning Rd., Pennsauken, NJ 8109
(609) 663-1040

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Bruce Berger
Tel: (609) 663-1040
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Perth Amboy

Middlesex County Vo-Tech High School

457 High St., Perth Amboy, NJ 8861
(732) 376-6300

Automotive Program

Contact: Michael Marino
Tel: (732) 376-6300
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Piscataway

Middlesex County Vo-Tech H.S.

21 Suttons Ln., Piscataway, NJ 8854
(732) 257-3300

Automotive Program

Contact: Todd Bonsall
Tel: (732) 257-3300
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Sewell

Gloucester County Institute of Technology

1360 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 8080
(856) 468-1445

Automotive Program

Contact: Glenn Hubert
Tel: (856) 468-1445
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Sicklerville

Camden County Technical School

343 Berlin-Cross Keys Rd., Sicklerville, NJ 8081
(856) 767-7000

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Brian Bakota
Tel: (856) 767-7000
Programs: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering

City: Sparta

Sussex County Technical School

105 N. Church Rd., Sparta, NJ 7871
(973) 383-6700

Automotive Program

Contact: Stacy Crosson
Tel: (973) 383-6700
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

Truck Program

Contact: Augustus Mudla
Tel: (973) 383-6700
Programs: Brakes, Diesel Engines, Drive Train, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Preventive Maintenance Inspection, Suspension & Steering

City: Teterboro

Bergen County Technical High School

504 Rte. 46 W. and Central Ave., Teterboro, NJ 7608
(201) 343-6000

Automotive Program

Contact: Bob Magee
Tel: (201) 343-6000
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Trenton

Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf

320 Sullivan Way, Trenton, NJ 8625
(609) 530-8002

Automotive Program

Contact: Lisa Gerstacker
Tel: (609) 530-8002
Programs: General Service Technician

Mercer County Technical School

1085 Old Trenton Rd., Trenton, NJ 8690
(609) 586-5144

Truck Program

Contact: Patrick Schroeder
Tel: (609) 586-5144
Programs: Brakes, Diesel Engines, Drive Train, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Preventive Maintenance Inspection, Suspension & Steering

City: Waretown

Ocean County Vo-Tech School

423 Wells Mills Rd., Waretown, NJ 8758
(732) 286-5670

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: John Biscardi
Tel: (732) 286-5670
Programs: Automobile Service Technology, Language/Arts, Mathematics

City: Washington

Warren County Technical High School

1500 Rte. 57, Washington, NJ 7882
(908) 835-2848

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Tim Longacre
Tel: (908) 835-2848
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Wayne

Passaic County Technical Institute

45 Reinhardt Rd., Wayne, NJ 7470
(973) 389-4271

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Joseph Gravino
Tel: (973) 389-4271
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Westhampton

Burlington Co. Institute of Tech.

695 Woodlane Rd., Westhampton, NJ 8060
(609) 267-4226

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: David Sitchler
Tel: (609) 267-4226
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Heating and Air Conditioning, Suspension & Steering

City: Willingboro

Garfield Park Academy

24 Glenolden Ln., Willingboro, NJ 8046
(856) 982-2779

Automotive Program

Contact: Dan Riley
Tel: (856) 982-2779
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair