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How many years do you need of auto mechanics do you need to become a mechanic?

I want to do auto mechanics as my vocation for the last two years of my high school career. I heard somewhere that you need that AND two more years in a, auto mechanics school. Is that true? I thought that once you did vocational school, you were about ready for the job, except for maybe extra practice hours and a bit more training. Can you guys clear this up for me?

Asked By: music.books93 - 8/24/2011
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It's not just a matter of time. I've seen "mechanics" who have been at the job for years, and still do a craptastic job of it. It's like asking "how many years of school do you need to be educated?" There is no specified time limit, it's a matter of how quickly you learn, and skill level.
Answered By: Vipassana - 8/24/2011
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Ask a two year community college to advise you.
Answered By: Thomas Diamond - 8/24/2011
 
matters how good you are
Answered By: david - 8/24/2011
 
In South-Africa you don't see alot of ladies doing Auto Mech. You are unique. I am currently doing Auto + Diesel Heavy equipment Mech. In SA it takes 5 years to qualify if you follow the NCV route and 3 years if you take the nearly phased out NATAL route. I am probably not of much help since I can't inform you on... More
Answered By: Michael Campbell - 8/24/2011
 
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