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 TypeTotal in ArizonaAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics13,180$19.18$39,890
Automotive Body and Related Repairers2,560$22.74$47,290
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers500$16.19$33,670
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists5,090$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

SchoolAddressProgramsAdmissions 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 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

Arizona Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (AzLEAP)ArizonaUp to $2,500 per academic year for low-income householdsVaries
Edgar Mendoza General Motors Foundation ScholarshipArizona Western CollegeAward varies by need, for automotive studentsVaries
Skills USA - Auto ScholarshipArizona Western CollegeAward varies, prefer Yuma High School graduatesVaries
Universal Technical Institute ScholarshipsUniversal Technical InstituteMultiple ScholarshipsVaries
State Farm Insurance Emergency Student Assistance GrantMaricopa Community CollegesUp to $500 for students with emergency needs; Gas, Bus Pass, Food, Housing, Books, Utilities6/30/2019