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Although prospective auto mechanics might be best served at a trade or vocational school, the people who want to be automotive engineers or designers should probably think about what college they are going to attend. The best degree programs have the right mix of classroom work and hands-on experience with cars, according to Edmunds.com. That serves to demonstrate and enhance students' passion for the road and the vehicles that travel it. So, move over bookworms—this is a gearhead's world.