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Auto Mechanics Training

2900 East Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota

About the program

Newgate School is dedicated to helping low-income young adults succeed in their quest for self-sufficiency.

Newgate is a non-profit 501(c)(3) automotive technical school located in the Twin Cities. We offer auto body and auto mechanic training for unemployed or under-employed adults.

Newgate School expanded its curriculum several years ago to include a 12 month program in basic auto mechanics. Graduates will be qualified to work as general service technicians. These good-paying apprenticeship positions are just the beginning to satisfying life-long careers.

Career Options:

  • Auto service centers
  • Car dealerships
  • Gas stations
  • Tire shops
  • Auto oil & lube services
  • Auto parts & supplies
  • Specialized repair shops (i.e.: Midas Muffler, Mr. Clutch, Transmission Shop)

Auto Mechanics Curriculum:

  • Understanding automobile construction
  • Using hand and electric tools
  • Introduction to computerized diagnostics
  • Gas engine and fuel systems
  • Electrical and electronic systems
  • Mechanical diagnostic techniques
  • Steering, suspension & tires
  • Vehicle maintenance (changing belts, hoses, oil & fluids, spark plugs)
  • Emissions tuning
  • Brake systems
  • Head gaskets
  • Water pumps
  • Engine repair
  • Automotive service shop procedures
  • Safety and environmental practices
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1-2 Years
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