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 TypeTotal in AlabamaAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics8,100$18.91$39,340
Automotive Body and Related Repairers2,280$19.89$41,370
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers170$18.41$38,300
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists4,460$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

SchoolAddressProgramsAdmission 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 CampusesAuto 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 CampusesAutomotive 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 GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
Future Mechanic GrantNationwideUp to $1,000 for aspiring auto mechanics12/1/2019
Andrew Piech Memorial ScholarshipNationwideUp to $2,200 for graduates of New Mexico high school6/6/2019
Mike Rowe Work Ethic ScholarshipNationwideFull-Tuition paid for eligible students2019 closed
Federal Pell GrantsNationwideUp to $6,195, for low-income householdsVaries
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)NationwideVarious, for low-income householdsVaries
Automotive Aftermarket ScholarshipNationwideVarious, one application for many scholarships2019 closed
Berto Diaz Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for Mechanical Engineering Students2019 closed
BMW/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $6,000 paid annually in $1,500 increments2019 closed
Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation ScholarshipNationwideUp to $400 for eligible students4/15/2020
GMiS Scholars ProgramNationwideVarious, for underrepresented students in tech2019 closed
SMA Native American STEM ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,500, for Native American STEM students6/19/2019
Two Ten Higher Education ScholarshipsNationwideUp to $4,000 for students with 2 years of personal or parents experience in footwear industry2019 closed
Viceroy Auto Trans ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible students2019 closed
Automotive Hall of Fame Educational FundNationwideUp to $2,000 for eligible students6/30/2019
Clunker Junker Cash for Cars and College ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible female studentsVaries
SEMA Memorial Scholarship FundNationwideUp to $5,000 for eligible students3/1/2020
Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years12/15/2019
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical ScholarshipNationwideUp to $6,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,500 increments for four years12/15/2019
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years12/15/2019
Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible students12/15/2019
Yanmar/SAE ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible students4/1/2020
Horatio Alger Association CTE ScholarshipsNationwideUp to $2,500 for eligible students6/15 each year
AmericanMuscle Automotive ScholarshipNationwideUp to $2,000 for eligible students6/15 & 10/15 each year

Alabama Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
All Alabama schoolsUp to $1,200 for eligible studentsVaries
Technical ScholarshipCoastal Alabama Community College - Brewton & AtmoreFull tuition up to 82 credit hours2/15 each year
Technical Career ScholarshipBishop State Community CollegeUp to $8,000 for eligible students3/1/2019
The Alabama Trucking Association Foundation ScholarshipBishop State Community CollegeUp to $1,500 for eligible students12/14/2018
Coastal Alabama Community CollegeUp to $4,500 for eligible students2/1 each year
Enterprise State Community CollegeUp to $5,000 for eligible students3/1 each year
Lawson State Community CollegeUp to one year of tuitionVaries
AlabamaUp to $3,600 for eligible students2/15/2019
SSCC Technical ScholarshipsShelton State Community CollegeUp to $5,676 for eligible students3/1/2019
Shelton State Community CollegeUp to $250 for eligible diesel students3/1/2019
Erin Maria Malone Endowed Memorial ScholarshipShelton State Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible students3/1/2019
Shelton State Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible students3/1/2019
Shelton State Community CollegeUp to $1,000 for students studying diesel or welding3/1/2019
Shelton State Community CollegeUp to $500 for students studying diesel or welding3/1/2019
Wallace Community College SelmaFull tuition for eligible students4/1/2019