Automotive Schools in Florida

Overview of Auto Mechanic Schools in Florida

Florida is home to beautiful beaches, sunshine, the Daytona 500, and a booming automotive industry. With a large population and a culture that loves cars, it’s only natural that you find some of the largest and most prestigious automotive schools in Florida. From marine to motorcycle to NASCAR and more, the Sunshine State has plenty to offer the aspiring mechanic.

Schools in Florida

Mechanic Jobs in Florida

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Projected Job Growth

Working as an Auto Mechanic in Florida

Florida is a great place to find and attend an auto mechanic school, but it is also a great place to find a career after graduating. The auto industry in Florida is one of the largest in the country and is projected to continue growing. This will likely create a shortage of skilled mechanics that presents opportunities for those with an associates or certificate from a trade school.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual wage for automotive service technicians and mechanics in Florida is $39,410 with the top 10% earning over $62,000 per year. The BLS also tells us that there are over 46,000 total technician and mechanic positions in the state of Florida. This is significantly higher than most of the states in the United States. According to Labor Market Information (LMI), Florida is projected to have a growth rate of 13% in mechanic jobs by 2026, which is double that of the nation as a whole.

One of the great advantages of the mechanic schools in Florida is that they offer a wide variety of degrees and specializations. Attending a school in Florida can earn you a mechanic degree with a specialty in diesel, marine, motorcycle, general automotive and more. When considering what university or trade school to choose, it’s useful to look at salaries for each of these specialty areas specific to the state where you may end up.

Job Type Total in Florida Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 45,810 $18.59 $38,660
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 9,430 $19.79 $41,170
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 1,080 $17.31 $36,000
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 10,950 $22.00 $45,750

Directory of Florida Schools

Featured Trade Schools

American Advanced Technicians Institute

American Advanced Technicians Institute
Programs:
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Sheridan Technical College
Programs:
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Universal Technical Institute
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All Mechanic Schools in Florida

School Address Programs Admissions Info
J Tech Institute
8813 Western Way
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology

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Lake Technical College
2001 Kurt St.
Eustis, FL 32726
Automotive Service Technology
Diesel Systems Technician
Automotive Collision Technology

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Mech-Tech Institute
8620 S Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
Automotive Mechanics
Racing Mechanics
Diesel Mechanics

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Lively Technical Center
500 N Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Automotive Drivetrain Technician
Automotive Electrician Technician
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Withlacoochee Technical College
1201 W Main Street
Inverness, FL 34450
Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Collision Technology
Welding Technology

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Marchman Technical College
7825 Campus Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Collision Technology
Automotive Service Excellence

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Pinellas Technical College
Multiple Campuses Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Collision Technology
Welding Technology

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Manatee Technical College
Multiple Campuses Industrial Technology
Automotive Service Technology
Welding Technology

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Suncoast Technical College
Multiple Campuses Automotive Service Technology
Industrial Technologies
Advanced Manufacturing Technology

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Charlotte Technical College
18150 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Automotive Service Technology

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McFatter Technical College
6500 Nova Drive
Davie, FL 33317
Automotive Collision Technology
Automotive Service Technologies
Welding Technology

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Atlantic Technical College
4700 Coconut Creek Parkway
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
Advanced Automotive Service
Toyota Service Technician
Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Collision Technology

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Palm Beach State College
Multiple Campuses Automotive Service Technology
Basic Diesel Service Technology
Diesel Service Technology

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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