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Matrix Trade Institute is licensed under the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools Registration No. 2144, and Member of Beachwood Chamber of Commerce  Matrix Trade Institute, LLC BBB Business Review

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What is this program for? We are an Efficiency Training program for auto, collision and service advisor/concierge. We train you to be an effective entry level auto mechanic or collision repair technician in just 20 weeks of focused hands on training. Our students have access to the top employers in the industry for part-time work during school and full-time work upon graduation.

What material does the auto program cover? Our auto program trains on the following topics.

  • Shop safety, tools and use of state of the are equipment
  • Basic engine performance and repair
  • Steering and suspension
  • Brake system technology
  • Electrical system technology
  • HVAC technology
  • Automatic and Manual Transmission technology
  • Efficiency Training
  • Professional soft skills and communication
  • Financial responsibility

What material does the collision repair & refinish program cover? Our collision program trains on the following topics.

  • Blue-Print Tear Down Tech/Technical Writer 
  • Paint Prep & Finishing
  • Color Matching Success
  • Fast Lane Tech with Plastic Welding
  • Welding - Steel, Aluminum, Bronze
  • Airbag Systems Diagnosis and Repair

What is the tuition? The tuition is a small investment for a lifetime career. Auto technicians and mechanics are in huge demand everywhere and wages continue to climb. The cost includes application fee, enrollment fee, learning materials fee, uniforms-three Matrix long-sleeve professional shirts, Matrix work jacket, and a professional grade Matco Tool Kit & Cart (valued at $3000) for those who successfully graduate for $16,500. Our service advisor/concierge program costs $9,050. 

Is Financial Aid available? We do not offer financial aid. However, students accepted into the program have access to the Matrix Tuition Assistance Program (M-TAP). In addition, we work with employers who offer full tuition reimbursement programs.

How long are the programs? We offer two 20-week accelerated programs in auto & collision that takes you from learning to earning as fast as possible. 

Is This Program Registered & State Approved? We are registered under the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Registration number: 2144. Our curriculum follows NATEF/ASE accreditation guidelines.

What kind of certification do I receive? Upon graduation you’ll receive Matrix Trade Institute’s Certificate of Completion for Automotive Maintenance, Light Repair and Efficiency. In addition, students will be prepared for and take the ASE G1certification test.

What hours of the day are classes? Our morning session runs from 8am-1pm and most students take advantage of the opportunities we provide for them to work for our employer partners to earn money, gain experience and get their foot in the door for a job immediately after graduation. Classes are Monday-Friday.

When do classes start? All program start dates can be found here.

Where can I check for reviews or complaints? We are a member of the Better Business Bureau where reviews or complaints can be seen.

What pre-qualifications does the program require? Highschool degree or GED, hard work, dedication and desire for an excellent career with unlimited advancement and income potential.