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.

Schools in Alaska

Mechanic Jobs in Alaska


Projected Job Growth

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 TypeTotal in Alaska Average Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1,600$27.48$57,150
Automotive Body and Related Repairers280$29.52$61,410
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists820$31.45$65,410

Directory of Alaska Schools

Featured Trade Schools in Alaska

University of Alaska Fairbanks Logo

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

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

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University of Alaska Southeast
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 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