Auto Mechanics Training

The tuition-free auto mechanics training program at Newgate School typically lasts about 12 months. Students proceed at their own pace, working on individual projects or as part of a team repairing larger problems. Our low teacher/student ratio, 1 to 6, allows for individualized instruction and extra help if English is not your native language.


  • Auto Service Centers
  • Car Dealerships
  • Gas Stations 
  • Tire Shops
  • Auto Oil & Lube Services
  • Auto Parts & Supplies 
  • Specialized repair shops like Midas Muffler, Mr Clutch, Transmissions Shop

"If you like figuring out how mechanical things work and enjoy a challenge, you will have a good career in auto mechanics," says Mike Scott, Newgate instructor. "With over 4 million cars in Minnesota alone, there’s sure to be a mechanic’s job for you!"


  • 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

Ready to apply to Newgate’s auto mechanic training program? Apply here!