Trade Schools in Alabama

 

Auto Mechanic Schools in Alabama

While Alabama isn’t the most densely populated state, it still has plenty to offer in the way of automotive education. Compared to larger states like New York, California or Florida, you won’t find as many pure trade schools or technical colleges to get a degree. However, Alabama still offers a lot of ways to become a mechanic through smaller vocational schools, technical academies and community colleges. Many of the mechanic schools in Alabama are great options as they offer a quality technical education at a lower price point than you will find nationally. Whether you are seeking a certification or an associates degree, you have a wide range of school sizes, programs and campus lifestyles.

Mechanic Schools in Alabama

Mechanic Jobs in Alabama

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Projected Job Growth

Working as an Auto Mechanic in Alabama

Many students look at the job market in a state before they choose to attend a mechanic school there. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), automotive service technicians and mechanics in Alabama make an average of  $39,340, which is a solid average wage when you consider the cost of living in most areas of the state. There are roughly 8,000 total jobs for mechanics and technicians in Alabama, though this includes those jobs that are currently filled. This number of jobs is expected to grow by almost 6% in the next decade, which is slightly below the projected growth for the US as a whole.

Most mechanic schools in Alabama offer certification in automotive technology, automotive service technology, or automotive mechanics. A certificate or an associates degree in these fields will usually lead graduates into a mechanic job, though there are also a few thousand jobs in more specialized fields in Alabama. While the state is not home to many Fortune 500 companies, there are dozens of companies, mostly in Birmingham with large, national or multinational operations. Whether you picture yourself with a large company, a small body shop, or even starting your own business, there are enough options and openings for mechanics and technicians that you can have a future in Alabama. Job types and salaries for the four main automotive fields in Alabama break down as follows:

Job Type Total in Alabama Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 8,100 $18.91 $39,340
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 2,280 $19.89 $41,370
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 170 $18.41 $38,300
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 4,460 $19.77 $41,110

Directory of Alabama Schools

Featured Trade Schools in Alabama

Coastal Alabama Community College Logo - Mechanic Schools in Alabama

Coastal Alabama Community College
Programs:
Automotive Mechanics
Automotive Body Repair
Welding Technology
and more…

Bevill State Community College Logo - Mechanic Schools in Alabama

Bevill State Community College
Programs:
Vehicle Technology & Repair
Automated Manufacturing Technology
Welding Technology
and more…

Trenholm State Community College Logo - Mechanic Schools in Alabama

Trenholm State Community College
Programs:
Automotive Technology
Automotive Collision Repair
Diesel Mechanics
and more…

All Mechanic Schools in Alabama

School Address Programs Admission Info
Bishop State Community College
925 Dauphin Island Pkwy
Mobile, AL 36605
Automotive Body Repair
Welding Technology

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Blount County Career Technical Center
61500 US HWY 231
Cleveland, AL 35049
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair Technology

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Career Technical Education Center
701 Highway 70
Columbiana, AL 35051
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair Technology

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Central Alabama Community College
1675 Cherokee Rd
Alexander City, AL 35010
Machine Shop
Welding

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Chattahoochee Valley Community College
2602 College Drive
Phenix City, AL 36869
Automotive Manufacturing

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Enterprise State Community College
600 Plaza Drive
Enterprise, AL 36331
Aviation Maintenance
Aviation Technology

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Gadsden State Community College
1001 George Wallace Drive
Gadsden, AL 35903
Auto Collision Repair
Diesel Technology

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J.F. Drake State Community & Tech College
3421 Meridian Street
North Huntsville, AL 35811
Automotive Service Technology
Welding Technology

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Lawson State Community College
Multiple Campuses Auto Body Repair
Automotive Mechanics
Ford ASSET
General Motors ASEP
Toyota T-TEN
Medium/Heavy Truck Tech
Mopar CAP

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Limestone County Career Technical Center
505 East Sanderfer Rd.
Athens, AL 35611
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair

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Northwest Shoals Community College
Multiple Campuses Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Collision Repair

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North Baldwin Center for Technology
505 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Automotive Technology

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South Baldwin Center for Technology
19200 Carolina Street
Robertsdale, AL 36567
Automotive Technology

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Shelton State Community College
9500 Old Greensboro Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Automotive Services Technology

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Wallace Community College
1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36303
Automotive Technology
Small Engine Repair

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Wallace State Community College
801 Main Street NW
Hanceville, AL 35077
Automotive Service Technology
Collision Repair
Diesel Mechanics

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Wallace Community College Selma
3000 Earl Goodwin Pkwy
Selma, AL 36703
Automotive Service Technology
Collision Repair
Diesel Mechanics

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Available Grants & Scholarships

Nationwide Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and Grants Location Description Deadline
Future Mechanic Grant Nationwide Up to $1,000 for aspiring auto mechanics 12/1/2019
Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship Nationwide Up to $2,200 for graduates of New Mexico high school 6/6/2019
Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Nationwide Full-Tuition paid for eligible students 2019 closed
Federal Pell Grants Nationwide Up to $6,195, for low-income households Varies
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Nationwide Various, for low-income households Varies
Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Nationwide Various, one application for many scholarships 2019 closed
Berto Diaz Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for Mechanical Engineering Students 2019 closed
BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $6,000 paid annually in $1,500 increments 2019 closed
Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation Scholarship Nationwide Up to $400 for eligible students 4/15/2020
GMiS Scholars Program Nationwide Various, for underrepresented students in tech 2019 closed
SMA Native American STEM Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,500, for Native American STEM students 6/19/2019
Two Ten Higher Education Scholarships Nationwide Up to $4,000 for students with 2 years of personal or parents experience in footwear industry 2019 closed
Viceroy Auto Trans Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students 2019 closed
Automotive Hall of Fame Educational Fund Nationwide Up to $2,000 for eligible students 6/30/2019
Clunker Junker Cash for Cars and College Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible female students Varies
SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund Nationwide Up to $5,000 for eligible students 3/1/2020
Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years 12/15/2019
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship Nationwide Up to $6,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,500 increments for four years 12/15/2019
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years 12/15/2019
Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students 12/15/2019
Yanmar/SAE Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students 4/1/2020
Horatio Alger Association CTE Scholarships Nationwide Up to $2,500 for eligible students 6/15 each year
AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarship Nationwide Up to $2,000 for eligible students 6/15 & 10/15 each year

Alabama Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and Grants Location Description Deadline
All Alabama schools Up to $1,200 for eligible students Varies
Technical Scholarship Coastal Alabama Community College - Brewton & Atmore Full tuition up to 82 credit hours 2/15 each year
Technical Career Scholarship Bishop State Community College Up to $8,000 for eligible students 3/1/2019
The Alabama Trucking Association Foundation Scholarship Bishop State Community College Up to $1,500 for eligible students 12/14/2018
Coastal Alabama Community College Up to $4,500 for eligible students 2/1 each year
Enterprise State Community College Up to $5,000 for eligible students 3/1 each year
Lawson State Community College Up to one year of tuition Varies
Alabama Up to $3,600 for eligible students 2/15/2019
SSCC Technical Scholarships Shelton State Community College Up to $5,676 for eligible students 3/1/2019
Shelton State Community College Up to $250 for eligible diesel students 3/1/2019
Erin Maria Malone Endowed Memorial Scholarship Shelton State Community College Up to $500 for eligible students 3/1/2019
Shelton State Community College Up to $500 for eligible students 3/1/2019
Shelton State Community College Up to $1,000 for students studying diesel or welding 3/1/2019
Shelton State Community College Up to $500 for students studying diesel or welding 3/1/2019
Wallace Community College Selma Full tuition for eligible students 4/1/2019