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!

Schools in Iowa

Mechanic Jobs in Iowa


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 TypeTotal in Iowa Average Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics8,480$18.58$38,650
Automotive Body and Related Repairers1,730$19.10$39,720
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists4,030$19.91$41,410

Directory of Iowa Schools

Featured Trade Schools in Iowa

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Des Moines Area Community College
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
Automotive Technology
Light Duty Diesel Technology
Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance
Diesel Technology
and more…

All Mechanic Schools in Iowa

SchoolAddressProgramsMore 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 TechnologyView School
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 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