Trade & Vocational Schools in Alaska

 

Auto Mechanic Schools in Alaska

Although there are only three different vocational schools in Alaska to choose from, two of these universities (UAA and UAS) have multiple campuses all across the Alaskan range. This can help if you are not sure where you want to live, making it easier to transfer between schools or if you just need somewhere close to home, they should be able to provide that. If you are extremely interested in everything sea-related, UAS is probably the school for you as they specialize in marine transportation which will allow you to work on any automobile that is built for the waves. The average tuition cost for each of these schools after students apply aid is about $10,500, if you are looking for extra aid don’t forget to apply for our scholarship.

List of Auto Mechanic Schools in Alaska

  • University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
  • University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK

Working as an Auto Mechanic in Alaska

Once you are out of school with your degrees and certificates you can make a good living working in this industry. This is partly because of the extremely high cost of living in Alaska, but also because of high demand as there are not many people going into Alaska to work in this space. With the highest average wage for auto mechanics in the United States and such amazing landscape and scenery, Alaska is the place to go if you love working on automobiles and if you want to explore some of the most exotic landscapes in the world.

Job Type Total in Alaska  Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,600 $27.48 $57,150
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 280 $29.52 $61,410
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 820 $31.45 $65,410

Schools in Alaska

Mechanic Jobs in Alaska

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Directory of Alaska Schools

Featured Trade Schools in Alaska

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University of Alaska Fairbanks
Programs:
Automotive Mechanics Technology
Diesel/Heavy Equipment
and more…

University of Alaska Anchorage Logo

University of Alaska Anchorage
Programs:
Automotive Technology
Diesel Power Technology
and more…

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University of Alaska Southeast
Programs:
Power Technology – Diesel
Power Technology – Marine Diesel
Power Technology – Heavy Duty Diesel
Marine Transportation
and more…

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 June each year
Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Nationwide Full-Tuition paid for eligible students March each year
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 March each year
Berto Diaz Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for Mechanical Engineering Students January each year
BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $6,000 paid annually in $1,500 increments March each year
Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation Scholarship Nationwide Up to $400 for eligible students April each year
GMiS Scholars Program Nationwide Various, for underrepresented students in tech April each year
SMA Native American STEM Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,500, for Native American STEM students June each year
Viceroy Auto Trans Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students March each year
Automotive Hall of Fame Educational Fund Nationwide Up to $2,000 for eligible students June each year
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 March each year
Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years March each year
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship Nationwide Up to $6,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,500 increments for four years March each year
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years March each year
Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students March each year
Yanmar/SAE Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students March each year
Horatio Alger Association CTE Scholarships Nationwide Up to $2,500 for eligible students June each year
AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarship Nationwide Up to $2,000 for eligible students June & October each year

Alaska Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and Grants Location Description Deadline
University of Alaska Scholarships All University of Alaska Schools 25 career/technical scholarships $500-$5,000 02/15 each year
Alaska Performance Scholarship All Alaska Schools 3 Levels - $4,755/yr, $3,566/yr, and $2,378/yr 06/30 each year
Alaska Education Grant All Alaska Schools Awards from $500 to $4,000 for Alaska residents 06/30 each year