Skilled Trades & Vocational
NASCAR Mechanics

If you love automotive engines, speed, adrenaline, and want to work at the pinnacle of automotive technological design and engineering, a degree or certification in NASCAR Mechanics may be the perfect fit for you.

Types of Degrees

NASCAR Mechanics students typically pursue an associate's degree (2 years) or certificate from a vocational school, community college, or skilled trades program. Professional certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) can strengthen your resume and provide additional opportunities in this highly competitive industry.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math and science coursework and extracurricular or work experience related to automotive mechanics helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A NASCAR Mechanics Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a NASCAR Mechanics degree include:

  • Automotive Service Technician/Mechanic
  • Machinist
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics was $42,090 in 2019 (1) while Machinists earned a mean salary of $45,750 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.