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 TypeTotal in FloridaAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics45,810$18.59$38,660
Automotive Body and Related Repairers9,430$19.79$41,170
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers1,080$17.31$36,000
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists10,950$22.00$45,750

Directory of Florida Schools

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All Mechanic Schools in Florida

SchoolAddressProgramsAdmissions 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 CampusesAutomotive Service Technology
Automotive Collision Technology
Welding Technology

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Manatee Technical College
Multiple CampusesIndustrial Technology
Automotive Service Technology
Welding Technology

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Suncoast Technical College
Multiple CampusesAutomotive 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 CampusesAutomotive Service Technology
Basic Diesel Service Technology
Diesel Service Technology

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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 schoolJune each year
Mike Rowe Work Ethic ScholarshipNationwideFull-Tuition paid for eligible studentsMarch each year
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 scholarshipsMarch each year
Berto Diaz Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for Mechanical Engineering StudentsJanuary each year
BMW/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $6,000 paid annually in $1,500 incrementsMarch each year
Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation ScholarshipNationwideUp to $400 for eligible studentsApril each year
GMiS Scholars ProgramNationwideVarious, for underrepresented students in techApril each year
SMA Native American STEM ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,500, for Native American STEM studentsJune each year
Viceroy Auto Trans ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Automotive Hall of Fame Educational FundNationwideUp to $2,000 for eligible studentsJune each year
Clunker Junker Cash for Cars and College ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible female studentsVaries
SEMA Memorial Scholarship FundNationwideUp to $5,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four yearsMarch each year
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical ScholarshipNationwideUp to $6,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,500 increments for four yearsMarch each year
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four yearsMarch each year
Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Yanmar/SAE ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Horatio Alger Association CTE ScholarshipsNationwideUp to $2,500 for eligible studentsJune each year
AmericanMuscle Automotive ScholarshipNationwideUp to $2,000 for eligible studentsJune & October each year