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 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

Schools 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…

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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 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 schoolJune each year
Mike Rowe Work Ethic ScholarshipNationwideFull-Tuition paid for eligible studentsMarch each year
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 scholarshipsMarch each year
Berto Diaz Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for Mechanical Engineering StudentsJanuary each year
BMW/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $6,000 paid annually in $1,500 incrementsMarch each year
Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation ScholarshipNationwideUp to $400 for eligible studentsApril each year
GMiS Scholars ProgramNationwideVarious, for underrepresented students in techApril each year
SMA Native American STEM ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,500, for Native American STEM studentsJune each year
Viceroy Auto Trans ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Automotive Hall of Fame Educational FundNationwideUp to $2,000 for eligible studentsJune each year
Clunker Junker Cash for Cars and College ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible female studentsVaries
SEMA Memorial Scholarship FundNationwideUp to $5,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four yearsMarch each year
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical ScholarshipNationwideUp to $6,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,500 increments for four yearsMarch each year
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four yearsMarch each year
Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Yanmar/SAE ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Horatio Alger Association CTE ScholarshipsNationwideUp to $2,500 for eligible studentsJune each year
AmericanMuscle Automotive ScholarshipNationwideUp to $2,000 for eligible studentsJune & October each year

Alaska Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
University of Alaska ScholarshipsAll University of Alaska Schools25 career/technical scholarships $500-$5,00002/15 each year
Alaska Performance ScholarshipAll Alaska Schools3 Levels - $4,755/yr, $3,566/yr, and $2,378/yr06/30 each year
Alaska Education GrantAll Alaska SchoolsAwards from $500 to $4,000 for Alaska residents06/30 each year