Vocational & Automotive Tech Schools in CT

Auto Mechanic Schools in Connecticut

There are many options for auto mechanic schools in Connecticut such as Porter and Chester Institute, Lincoln Technical Institute, Gateway Community College, and more. These schools are known for having really great hands on programs, along with technical skills in the classroom. The length of courses vary ranging from just months to a couple of years based on how much training you desire before entering the workforce. Most of the longer courses involve much more hands-on training, getting you to practice all you learn in the classroom before sending you out which can be a very effective way to learn.

Schools in Connecticut

Mechanic Jobs in Connecticut

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Projected Job Growth

Working as an Auto Mechanic in Connecticut

An average mechanic here makes around $48,000 a year, however, if you received your education and specialized certifications you can earn upwards of $71,000. There are currently around 8,000 mechanics working in Connecticut, and there are expected to be thousands more by 2026 in this state alone. If you are currently looking for a job as a mechanic, the cities with the most job openings are Hartford, West Hartford, East Hartford, Bridgeport, Stamford and Norwalk.

Job Type Total in Connecticut Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 8,430 $21.66 $45,060
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 1,640 $23.43 $48,740
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 2,170 $26.16 $54,410

Directory of Connecticut Schools

Featured Trade Schools in Connecticut

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Porter and Chester Institute

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Lincoln Technical Institute

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All Mechanic Schools in Connecticut

School Address Programs More Info
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Automotive Technician
Automotive Technician Management

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Gateway Community College
20 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Automotive Technology
GM ASEP
Honda PACT

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Bristol Technical Education Center
431 Minor Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing
Automotive Technology
Diesel & Heavy-Duty Equipment Repair

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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 6/6/2019
Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Nationwide Full-Tuition paid for eligible students 2019 closed
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 2019 closed
Berto Diaz Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for Mechanical Engineering Students 2019 closed
BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $6,000 paid annually in $1,500 increments 2019 closed
Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation Scholarship Nationwide Up to $400 for eligible students 4/15/2020
GMiS Scholars Program Nationwide Various, for underrepresented students in tech 2019 closed
SMA Native American STEM Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,500, for Native American STEM students 6/19/2019
Two Ten Higher Education Scholarships Nationwide Up to $4,000 for students with 2 years of personal or parents experience in footwear industry 2019 closed
Viceroy Auto Trans Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students 2019 closed
Automotive Hall of Fame Educational Fund Nationwide Up to $2,000 for eligible students 6/30/2019
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 3/1/2020
Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years 12/15/2019
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship Nationwide Up to $6,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,500 increments for four years 12/15/2019
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years 12/15/2019
Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students 12/15/2019
Yanmar/SAE Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students 4/1/2020
Horatio Alger Association CTE Scholarships Nationwide Up to $2,500 for eligible students 6/15 each year
AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarship Nationwide Up to $2,000 for eligible students 6/15 & 10/15 each year