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


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 TypeTotal in ConnecticutAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics8,430$21.66$45,060
Automotive Body and Related Repairers1,640$23.43$48,740
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists2,170$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

SchoolAddressProgramsMore Info
Naugatuck Valley Community College750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Automotive Technician
Automotive Technician Management
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Gateway Community College20 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Auto Body
Auto A/C and Electrical
Automotive Technology
Engine Performance & Diagnosis
Suspension, Steering & Brakes
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Bristol Technical Education Center431 Minor Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing
Automotive Technology
Diesel & Heavy-Duty Equipment Repair
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Available Grants & Scholarships

Future Mechanic GrantAny$1,000 for education expensesView Grant