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#1 Long BeachWyoTech’s Long Beach campus was recently named one of the top 25 schools for technical training in the country by WIX Filters, O’Reilly Auto Parts, and Tomorrow’s Technician. With its expert instructors and hands-on approach to learning, WyoTech in Long Beach rose to the top of a list of nearly 340 high schools and post-secondary schools.

For five years in a row, Tomorrow’s Technician has ranked the best technical training schools in the country, looking for schools that offer excellence in preparing the next generation of technicians. And we’re proud of WyoTech’s Long Beach campus for its achievement in earning this well-deserved recognition.

WyoTech in Long Beach offers career-oriented education in the automotive, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and health care career fields. Each of its programs meet industry specifications and standards. Learn more about WyoTech’s Long Beach campus.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.wyotech.edu/disclosures.


We’ve all seen the movie mechanic — the one who seems to spend his day in coveralls wiping a greasy wrench. It looks slow-paced and easy. But the reality for today’s professional mechanic is that to do the job right, they’ve got to approach it like a pro. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect as a mechanic.

The Morning

Getting in around 7 or 8 a.m . (depending on your job), your first order of business is to look at the schedule for the day to see what jobs will need to be done. After that, you may take a quick inventory to see if you need to stock up on supplies or parts.

The Workday

Your day will often feel like a juggling act between scheduled repairs, troubleshooting over the phone and greeting customers. The pace can be fast, and your workload heavy. A good mechanic is also a busy one.

The Day’s End

Before knocking off for the day, you’ll need to police your area, putting away tools, cleaning up spills and more. Everything needs to be cleaned up to make sure you can start the next morning fresh. And don’t forget to work up a list of the next day’s jobs.

Being an auto mechanic can be rewarding, but also challenging work. However, with the right training like what you’ll find at WyoTech, you can turn it into a great career.

For more information about auto mechanic training  at WyoTech, contact us today.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.wyotech.edu/disclosures.

Forbes.com recently published its list of the “20 Best Jobs That Don’t Require a Bachelor’s Degree.” And not only does WyoTech offer training for three of those 20 jobs, all three are in Forbes’ top 10. Here they are:

No. 5 Electrician
Forbes lists the national median salary for electricians as $49,320. The field has about 28,920 openings annually.*

No. 6 Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters
The national median salary is $47,750 with about 22,880 job openings per year.*

No. 10 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
HVAC installers earn approximately $43,380 according to Forbes, and there are currently about 13,750 job openings in this field.*

WyoTech offers courses in all three of these trades programs, including hands-on instruction by industry professionals. Students learn in a modern workshop setting using tools common to their respective industries.

If you’d like to prepare yourself for one of the best jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree, contact WyoTech about electrician, plumbing or HVAC career training today.

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*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as cited in the Forbes article.

Our Long Beach campus, which opened in August, is currently accepting students into its core programs.  Programs include:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Electrician
  • Industrial Electrical Technology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assistant
  • Plumbing Technology
  • Residential Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

To learn more about the programs offered at WyoTech, request our DVD.  You’ll get a sneak peek at all our course offerings.

If you’re into building engines for top performance, you might be interested in our High Performance Powertrains concentration.  You’ll learn to diagnose and repair modern hi-tech diesel vehicles. 

You’ll study engine block design, fuel injection systems, performance camshaft and valvetrain variations, ignition control systems, and chassis dynamometer verification of performance outcomes.

This concentration is perfect for people interested in becoming a race team technician, engine builder, or street rod builder.

Get our DVD to learn more about our High Performance Powertrain concentration.

The Automotive Technology program at the WyoTech Laramie campus is now opening for enrollment for late 2007 and early 2008 admission. The automotive technology program is one of the most popular training courses offered at WyoTech.  The complete class can be completed in 9 months.

To learn more, get our official DVD about WyoTech and the automotive technology program.

One of the most popular programs offered at WyoTech is the automotive technology program. It’s extremely popular because there are many people interested in becoming a professional car or truck mechanic.  So here’s a preview of what you can learn in our 9-month automotive technology program:

Basic Engine Management
So the first class you would begin with is our basic engine management course.  This class will introduce you to the theory of automotive engines, engine rebuilding, valve train, instrumentation, and engine noise diagnosis.  You’ll get hands-on training wrenching on engines as you also learn about engine cooling systems, electrical systems, starting systems, engine lubrication systems, and much more.  This course is a great way to get grounded in the basics of automotive technology.

Drivability Diagnostics
Our drivability diagnostics course is all about getting a solid understanding of automotive computers systems and on board diagnostic systems.  This class will provide great training in emission control systems diagnostics fuel induction systems, electronic fuel injection and forced air induction systems.

Drivetrain Systems
Well, the name of this course says it all.  This class provides you with the theory and training to work on torque converters, hydraulic systems, gear sets, etc.  You’ll get training in working with automatic transmissions and electronic transaxle diagnostics.

The Chassis course provides hands-on training in wheel bearings, brake systems, anti-lock brake systems, suspension and ride control systems, wheel balancing, and alignment techniques.  You’ll also get skills in handling water leaks, and hvac systems.

Get our WyoTech DVD to learn more about our Automotive Technology program.

WyoTech Information

WyoTech provides career-oriented education in:

WyoTech has the following campus locations: Blairsville, Pennsylvania; Daytona, Florida; Fremont, California; Laramie, Wyoming; Long Beach, California; and Sacramento, California. WyoTech's courses are designed to provide students the training they need in a short time frame. This WyoTech blog is a news resource for all students about upcoming events and program information.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.wyotech.edu/disclosures.

*Not all programs offered at all campuses

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