Trade Schools in Iowa

 

Auto Mechanic Schools in Iowa

If you are looking for a state that has many different trade school options and job opportunities, Iowa is a really great place to go! With 12 different schools, many of those having multiple campuses all across the state and offering many different disciplines within automotive technology, Iowa has you covered. This is a great state to study in if you are looking to be a diesel or agriculture equipment mechanic as many of the schools offer these course options. Along with that, Iowa is a relatively inexpensive place to live and study so it should be relatively affordable. If you are looking for ways to continue to cut down costs, make sure you check out our scholarships page for more information on opportunities and how to apply!

List of Automotive Schools in Iowa

  • Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, IA
  • Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, IA
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District, Davenport, IA
  • Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA
  • Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, IA
  • Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, IA
  • Iowa Western Community college, Council Bluffs, IA
  • Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Marshalltown Community College, Marshalltown, IA
  • North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City, IA
  • Southeastern Community College, Burlington, IA
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City, IA

Schools in Iowa

Mechanic Jobs in Iowa

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Projected Job Growth

Working as an Auto Mechanic in Iowa

Although Iowa does not pay their auto mechanics very much, they are right on the national average for salary. This combined with the low cost of living in the agricultural state, can make for a very comfortable living situation. This is especially true if you live on either the eastern or western edge of the state as these counties tend to provide higher wages for employees in the industry. Lastly, Iowa is a great place to be as you can get to so many amazing locations in such a short distance such as Kansas City, Chicago, the Great Lakes or even great hidden gems within Iowa such as Dunnings Springs or the High Trestle Trail Bridge.

Job Type Total in Iowa  Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 8,480 $18.58 $38,650
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 1,730 $19.10 $39,720
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 4,030 $19.91 $41,410

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Directory of Iowa Schools

Featured Trade Schools in Iowa

Des Moines Area Community College Logo

Des Moines Area Community College
Programs:
Auto Chassis & Power Train Technology
Auto Collision Technology
Auto Engines & Tune-Up Technician
Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Technology
Automotive Mechanics Technology
Diesel Technology
General Motors, Ford, Chrysler & Caterpillar, Technician Programs
and more…

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Northwest Iowa Community College
Programs:
Automotive Technology
Light Duty Diesel Technology
Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance
Diesel Technology
and more…

All Mechanic Schools in Iowa

School Address Programs More Details
Eastern Iowa Community College District
306 W River Dr
Davenport, IA 52801
Automotive Collision Repair
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology – Heavy Duty
Diesel Technology – Truck Electrical

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Hawkeye Community College
1501 E Orange Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing
Diesel Truck Technology

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Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology

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Iowa Lakes Community College
19 S 7th St
Estherville, IA 51334
Auto Collision & Paint Repair Tech
Automotive Technology
Farm Equipment & Diesel Tech
Powersports & Power Equipment

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Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair
Automotive Technology
Diesel Mechanics
Diesel Technology

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Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Automotive Collision Repair
Automotive Technology
Diesel Ag Technology
Diesel Truck Technology

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Marshalltown Community College
3700 S Center St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Automotive Repair Technology

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North Iowa Area Community College
500 College Dr
Mason City, IA 50401
Automotive & Light Diesel Tech
Heavy Equipment Operation & Maintenance
Diesel Technology

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Southeastern Community College
1500 West Agency Road
West Burlington, IA 52655
Collision and Repair Technology
Automotive Mechanics Technology

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Western Iowa Tech Community College
4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102
Auto Collision Repair Technology
Automotive 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 June each year
Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Nationwide Full-Tuition paid for eligible students March each year
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 March each year
Berto Diaz Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for Mechanical Engineering Students January each year
BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $6,000 paid annually in $1,500 increments March each year
Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation Scholarship Nationwide Up to $400 for eligible students April each year
GMiS Scholars Program Nationwide Various, for underrepresented students in tech April each year
SMA Native American STEM Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,500, for Native American STEM students June each year
Viceroy Auto Trans Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students March each year
Automotive Hall of Fame Educational Fund Nationwide Up to $2,000 for eligible students June each year
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 March each year
Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years March each year
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship Nationwide Up to $6,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,500 increments for four years March each year
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years March each year
Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students March each year
Yanmar/SAE Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students March each year
Horatio Alger Association CTE Scholarships Nationwide Up to $2,500 for eligible students June each year
AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarship Nationwide Up to $2,000 for eligible students June & October each year