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How to Apply

Applying to Newgate School is easy—just call us at 612-378-0177 to schedule a time for you to visit Newgate. Newgate staff and instructors will talk with you about the two certification programs in auto body and auto mechanics training. You’ll tour the facilities and see students working on a variety of projects. And you’ll have a chance to meet with an instructor to learn about the school and ask questions.

A high school diploma is not necessary.
No tuition or fees are charged.
You must be at least 19 years of age with a serious interest in an automotive career.
You'll learn by working directly on cars in our hands-on automotive programs.


Newgate training is individualized and practical. If you learn best by doing, this school may be for you! You'll proceed at your own pace to master the skills needed to qualify for an auto body technician or auto mechanic certification. The length of training is 12 to 18 months. School hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you are serious about an automotive career, this is an excellent place to go to school. Our highly skilled instructors train you to succeed in your career and in life. As a result, our graduates are in high demand in the Twin Cities auto repair industry. Newgate offers highly successful job placement services to all students who complete auto body or auto mechanic training. Want to learn more? See what our graduates are up to, or talk to school staff at 612 378-0177 or