Mechanic Schools in Arizona

Auto Mechanic Schools in Arizona

Whether you’re looking to start your career in automotive, diesel motorcycle or grow your mechanical skill set, Arizona is a great place to start your search. With dozens of mechanic schools in Arizona, beautiful weather and growing demand for skilled technicians, your future in the Grand Canyon State may be closer than you think.

Schools in Arizona

Mechanic Jobs in Arizona

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Projected Job Growth

Working as an Auto Mechanic in Arizona

The job market in Arizona is as strong as ever for aspiring mechanics that have graduated from an automotive program. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual wage for automotive service technicians and mechanics in Arizona is $42,910, with the top 10% earning $65,000 per year. The BLS also shows over 14,000 jobs for technicians and mechanics in Arizona. Mechanic employment per 1,000 jobs is higher in Arizona that most other states in the country, including larger states like California and New York. According to Labor Market Information (LMI), Arizona is expected to see a 7.7% increase in mechanic jobs by 2026, which outpaces the national projection of 6.6%.

With projected growth in the industry, hiring and a solid salary for auto technicians, Arizona is a great state to start or continue your automotive career. In addition to the number of jobs, the type of jobs are also abundant. Arizona is home to a half dozen Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of small businesses in the automotive field. Regardless of what you want to do with your career, you should be able to find options in Arizona. The most common automotive careers in Arizona include:

Job Type Total in Arizona Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 13,180 $19.18 $39,890
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 2,560 $22.74 $47,290
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 500 $16.19 $33,670
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 5,090 $20.95 $43,580

Directory of Arizona Schools

Featured Trade Schools in Arizona

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Arizona Western College
Programs:
Automotive Technology
Automotive Brakes and Suspension
Auto Electrical and AC
Automotive Powertrains
and more…

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Arizona Automotive Institute
Programs:
Automotive Service Technology
Diesel – Heavy Truck
Combination Welding
and more…

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Universal Technical Institute
Programs:
Automotive Technology
Motorcycle Technician
Diesel Technology
Welding Technology
and more…

All Mechanic Schools in Arizona

School Address Programs Admissions Info
Eastern Arizona College
615 N Stadium Avenue
Thatcher, AZ 85552
Automotive Service Consultant
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technician
Automotive Maintenance

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Gateway Community College – Central Campus
1245 East Buckeye Road
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Automotive Technology
Honda and Toyota Technician Programs
Auto Body Technology

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Gateway Community College – Washington Campus
108 North 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Automotive Technology
Honda and Toyota Technician Programs
Auto Body Technology

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East Valley Institute of Technology
1601 W Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201
Automotive Technology
Classic Automotive Restoration
Collision Repair
Diesel Technologies

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Mesa Community College – Red Mountain
7110 East McKellips Road
Mesa, AZ 85207
Automotive Technology
Automotive Performance
Caterpillar Technician

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Mesa Community College – Southern & Dobson
1833 West Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202
Automotive Technology
Automotive Performance
Caterpillar Technician

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Northland Pioneer College
1400 N. Lumberman’s Loop
Show Low, AZ 85901
Automotive Technology

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Automotive 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

Arizona Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and Grants Location Description Deadline
Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (AzLEAP) Arizona Up to $2,500 per academic year for low-income households Varies
Edgar Mendoza General Motors Foundation Scholarship Arizona Western College Award varies by need, for automotive students Varies
Skills USA - Auto Scholarship Arizona Western College Award varies, prefer Yuma High School graduates Varies
Universal Technical Institute Scholarships Universal Technical Institute Multiple Scholarships Varies
State Farm Insurance Emergency Student Assistance Grant Maricopa Community Colleges Up to $500 for students with emergency needs June each year