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

SchoolAddressProgramsMore Details
Bishop State Community College925 Dauphin Island Pkwy
Mobile, AL 36605
Automotive Body Repair
Welding Technology
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Blount County Career Technical Center61500 US HWY 231
Cleveland, AL 35049
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair Technology
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Career Technical Education Center701 Highway 70
Columbiana, AL 35051
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair Technology
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Central Alabama Community College1675 Cherokee Rd
Alexander City, AL 35010
Machine Shop
Welding
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Chattahoochee Valley Community College2602 College Drive
Phenix City, AL 36869
Automotive ManufacturingView School
Enterprise State Community College600 Plaza Drive
Enterprise, AL 36331
Aviation Maintenance
Aviation Technology
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Gadsden State Community College1001 George Wallace Drive
Gadsden, AL 35903
Auto Collision Repair
Diesel Technology
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J.F. Drake State Community & Tech College3421 Meridian Street
North Huntsville, AL 35811
Automotive Service Technology
Welding Technology
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Lawson State Community CollegeMultiple 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 Center505 East Sanderfer Rd.
Athens, AL 35611
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair
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Northwest Shoals Community CollegeMultiple CampusesAutomotive Service Technology
Automotive Collision Repair
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North Baldwin Center for Technology505 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Automotive TechnologyView School
South Baldwin Center for Technology19200 Carolina Street
Robertsdale, AL 36567
Automotive TechnologyView School
Shelton State Community College9500 Old Greensboro Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Automotive Services TechnologyView School
Wallace Community College1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36303
Automotive Technology
Small Engine Repair
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Wallace State Community College – Hanceville801 Main Street NW
Hanceville, AL 35077
Automotive Service Technology
Collision Repair
Diesel Mechanics
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Wallace State Community College – Selma3000 Earl Goodwin Pkwy
Selma, AL 36703
Automotive Service Technology
Collision Repair
Diesel Mechanics
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Available Grants & Scholarships

GrantSchoolDescriptionLink
Pell GrantsAnyVarious, for low-income householdsView Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)AnyVarious, for low-income householdsView Grant