Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in Puerto Rico

This page provides in depth data on automotive and diesel mechanic schools and education options in Puerto Rico. Also, we provide comprehensive information job prospects and current wage rates. [En Español]

Job Outlook

There were about 4,060 persons employed as automotive service technicians in Puerto Rico in May 2014, as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Additionally, there were 590 persons in employment as automotive collision and glass technicians, and an additional 1230 in employment as bus and truck mechanics or other diesel engine specialists. Employment for auto mechanics in Puerto Rico is expected to expand by 4.7% in the decade to 2024.

Mechanic Salaries in Puerto Rico

Automotive collision repair specialists earned an average annual salary of $ during the same period, while diesel mechanics earned $ or $.00 per hour.

Auto Mechanic Salaries in Puerto Rico by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Aguadilla-Isabela, PR200$8.74$18,170
Arecibo, PR160$9.25$19,240
Mayagüez, PR160$10.15$21,100
Ponce, PR240$9.72$20,210
San German, PR60$8.98$18,670
San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR2,390$9.68$20,120

Popular Colleges

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College Programs

Aguadilla-Isabela, PR Area

Automeca Technical College-Aguadilla

Parque Industrial La Montana Km09 Edif932, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 00605
(787) 882-2828
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Automeca Technical College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their Aguadilla campus in Aguadilla in Aguadilla County, PR. This private, for-profit college has about 235 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. Fees for tuition are, as a rough guide, about $7,441 for each academic year, while books and supplies may cost roughly $300, although this varies from program to program.

Guayama, PR Area

Colegio Mayor de Tecnologia Inc

151, Morse Street, Arroyo, Puerto Rico 00714-0270
(787) 839-5266 x201
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Colegio Mayor de Tecnologia Inc offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in Arroyo in Arroyo County, PR. The college has in the order of 140 students in total, with most students on programs that last under 2 years. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Tuition fees for the Automotive Technology program are about $12,834 yearly, while books and supplies may cost about $850. Program completion is normally 17 months.

Ponce, PR Area

Automeca Technical College-Ponce

Calle Villa No.452, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00731
(787) 840-7880
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Automeca Technical College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. All programs are based at their Ponce campus in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico. The college has about 210 students in total, with the majority of students on programs that last under 2 years. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The cost of tuition is in the order of $7,441 yearly. Learning materials may cost about $300, although this will vary with the program.

San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR Area

Automeca Technical College-Bayamon

Carr.No.2 Km14.0 Hato Tejas, Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00961
(787) 779-6161
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Automeca Technical College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. All programs are taught at their Bayamon campus in Bayamon in Bayamon County. The majority of of the school’s 444 students are on diploma programs of under two years. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. Fees for tuition are generally about $7,441 per year. Books and supplies can cost in the order of $300, although this will depend on the program.

Automeca Technical College-Caguas

Calle Munoz Rivera No.69, Caguas, Puerto Rico 00725
(787) 746-3468
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Automeca Technical College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their Caguas campus in the city of Caguas. Most of the school’s 169 students are on diploma programs of under two years. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The cost of tuition is in the order of $7,441 yearly. Study materials can cost about $300, depending on the program chosen.

Dewey University-Bayamon

Industrial Park Corujo 2446 Rd #2, Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00959-0000
(787) 778-1200
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program

Dewey University’s Certificate-level Automotive Technician program is offered at their Bayamon campus in Bayamon in Bayamon County, Puerto Rico. Most of the school’s 165 students are on 2-year programs. The university is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The cost of tuition is, as a rough guide, in the order of $7,495 annually, while books and supplies may cost around $1,500, although this varies from program to program.

Dewey University-Carolina

Road 3 Compound 11 Lot 7 Carolina Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00986
(787) 753-1515
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program

Dewey University’s Certificate program in Automotive Technician is offered at their Carolina campus in the city of Carolina, PR. The college has about 430 students in total, with most students on 4-year programs. The university is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The cost of tuition is broadly in the order of $7,495 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,500, depending on the program.

Dewey University-Fajardo

267 Valero St, Fajardo, Puerto Rico 00910
(787) 860-1212
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program

Dewey University’s Certificate-level Automotive Technician program is offered at their Fajardo campus in Fajardo in San Juan County, PR. The college has round 141 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The university is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Fees for tuition are usually about $7,495 yearly. Study materials can cost about $1,500, depending on the program chosen.

Dewey University-Juana Díaz

Bo. Lomas, Road 149, Km. 67.02, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico 00910
(787) 260-1023 x0
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program

Dewey University’s Certificate-level Automotive Technician program is taught at their Juana Díaz campus in Juana Diaz in San Juan County, Puerto Rico. This private, not-for-profit college has about 214 students in total, with the majority of students on 4-year programs. The university is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Fees for tuition are generally about $7,495 for each academic year. Books and supplies can cost roughly $1,500, although this will depend on the program.

Industrial Technical College

Francisco Vega No. 15, Humacao, Puerto Rico 00791
(787) 656-8555
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Industrial Technical College’s Certificate program is based at their campus in Humacao in Humacao County. Most of the school’s 202 students are on diploma programs of under two years. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The college’s retention rate for full-time students is over 80%. The cost of tuition is in the order of $6,480 for each academic year. Learning materials may cost roughly $150, although this will vary with the program.

Liceo de Arte y Tecnologia

405 Ponce de Leon Ave., San Juan, Puerto Rico 00917
(787) 999-2473 x2246
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Liceo de Arte y Tecnologia’s Certificate-level Automotive Technology program is based at their campus in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This private, for-profit college has around 1,519 students in total, with most students on programs that last under 2 years. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Tuition fees for the Automotive Technology program are in the order of $11,305 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $2,982. The typical program completion time is 14 months.

Mech-Tech College

Num 39-40 B St W Industrial Pk, Caguas, Puerto Rico 00725-0000
(787) 744-1060 x1000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Mech-Tech College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are offered at their campus in the city of Caguas. This private, for-profit college has about 2,975 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. The cost of tuition is in the order of $9,042 yearly, while books and supplies may cost about $400, although this varies from program to program.

Professional Technical Institution Inc

Calle Comerio Final 20.5 La Aldea, Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00959
(787) 740-6810
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Professional Technical Institution Inc’s Certificate-level Automotive Technology program is based at their campus in Bayamon in Bayamon County. This private, for-profit college has approximately 244 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. Tuition fees for the Automotive Technology program are, as a rough guide, about $10,050 per year, while study materials may cost in the order of $700. Usually, the program is completed in 15 months.

* 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.

NATEF Accredited Secondary School Programs

At present there are no NATEF accredited high school programs in Puerto Rico.