Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has one automotive school within its city limits. Central Piedmont Community College has a total student population of 19,364. It is the 5469th highest ranked school in the USA and the 127th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Automotive students from Charlotte schools who go on to become automotive technicians, automotive engineers, mechanics, automotive specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 606,990 people working as automotive service technicians and mechanics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,880. Also, Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles make on average $29,880 per year and there are about 17,090 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 160 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $31,650. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $45,890/yr and there are 4,410 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.264 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.188/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Piedmont Community College ends up costing a student $9,798/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|