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Old 01-31-2010, 08:30 PM
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i'm looking for a new school / career

i've loved cars since i was a little kid but i've HATED school.

i'm no dummy when it comes to working on or fabricating something so i'm looking into schools that would cover both cars and/or fabrication.

i learn by doing, not by constantly memorizing and reading books
so i'd prefer a school that was mostly hands on.


what schools are you guys attending or have attended?
how was your experience at said school?
was it worth it?

i've been looking at Wyotech and UTI cause i see those advertised the most....but i'm also wondering what else is out there.

any input would be great.
help a fellow gearhead out
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:44 PM
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Ozarks Technical College

very hands on they actually have vehicles donated to them to work on. More time spent in shop then in classroom
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:24 PM
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thats how i am. i have a meeting on the 5th for cocc (central oregon community college) for the auto tech im hoping they are more hands on then books
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:16 PM
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I am enrolled in Wyotech, Laramie, Wyoming! gonna get my degree in Heavy duty diesel and Chassis Fabrication! very good school. Hardly ever in books, always out in shop...really good instructors
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:43 PM
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join uncle Sam's school (army-navy-air force even cost guard) its all hands on and thay pay you while you learn plus you get to travel!
just dont go in as a grunt pick a trade like i did and when you get out people will beg you to work for them!!!!! (at top pay scales to boot haha loven it)
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:25 AM
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I go to Ferris State University for Automotive, but they really don't have the fabrication part of what you want. They are like one of I think two schools that have Auto Engineering so they have the design and theory of stuff. But I don't think that is what your looking for.

Another school you can look into is University of Northwestern Ohio. They are pretty much an automotive only school, but in the past couple years they have started to expand and started having sports and all that stuff. They have a high performance program to where you learn all the fabrication stuff and welding. You know the stuff that every gearhead every where wants to know.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:50 AM
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join uncle Sam's school (army-navy-air force even cost guard) its all hands on and thay pay you while you learn plus you get to travel!
just dont go in as a grunt pick a trade like i did and when you get out people will beg you to work for them!!!!! (at top pay scales to boot haha loven it)
He's right. I looked into that option a long time ago. Dummy me! Hind sight is always 20/20.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:57 PM
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Wyotech ftw.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:09 PM
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He's right. I looked into that option a long time ago. Dummy me! Hind sight is always 20/20.
if i wouldnt have blown out my knee i would be set to retire in June with 20 years and a great retirement plan with medical for life! now all i got is free pain pills but i do have a great trade as a sparky
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:10 AM
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i second wyotech
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