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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All Mechanic Schools in Connecticut

SchoolAddressProgramsMore 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
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 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