Trade Schools in Missouri

Auto Mechanic Schools in Missouri

Missouri offers a wide variety of schools that offer good auto mechanic degrees and certificates. These range from schools offering certificates, 2-year degrees, and even 4-year degrees with many different emphases such as the University of Central Missouri. This is a great state to attend school with an average tuition cost around $5,000, getting as low as $2,400 at some schools for in-district tuition pricing. Many of the 2-year schools will provide small classroom experience but even though UCM will have larger class size, they have great partnerships with the community and can get their students jobs at a much higher rate.

Schools in Missouri

Mechanic Jobs in Missouri


Projected Job Growth

Working as an Auto Mechanic in Missouri

Wages in Missouri for auto mechanics are about the average for the entire nation so it is not great, but it is not bad. Although, working in metropolitan areas such as Kansas City, Springfield, or St. Louis will provide higher wages and there is more demand for auto mechanics in these areas. Moving between Kansas and Missouri will not provide much benefit but if you can move further east to Illinois, you will more likely find a higher wage and an easier time finding a job. If Missouri is your place, you will love all of the nature poking through urban life as Missouri has prioritized parks and nature conservatories within it’s major cities and all across the state.

Job TypeTotal in MissouriAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics15,860$20.14$41,900
Automotive Body and Related Repairers3,200$22.20$46,170
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists5,660$21.09$43,860

Directory of Missouri Schools

Featured Trade Schools in Missouri

Metropolitan Community College Logo

Metropolitan Community College
Automotive Technology
Automotive Collision Repair Technology
Automotive Service, Maintenance, and Light Repair
and more…

Ranken Technical College Logo

Ranken Technical College
Automotive Collision Repair Technology
Automotive Maintenance Technology
Certified Dealership Technician
Diesel Technology
High Performance Racing Technology
and more…

University of Central Missouri Logo

University of Central Missouri
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology – Design Tech
Automotive Technology – Service Management
and more…

All Mechanic Schools in Missouri

SchoolAddressProgramsAdmissions Info
Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center
1080 South Silver Springs Road
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Auto Collision Technology
Automotive Technology

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Crowder College
601 Laclede
Neosho, MO 64850
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair
Diesel Technology

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Jefferson College
1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Automotive Technology

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Mineral Area College
5270 Flat River Road
Park Hills, MO 63601
Automotive Collision Technology
Automotive Technology

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Ozarks Technical Community College
1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
Auto Collision Repair Technology
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology

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Saint Louis Community College
Multiple LocationsAutomotive Technology
Diesel Technology

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State Technical College of Missouri
One Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051
Automotive Collision Technology
Automotive Technology
Heavy Equipment Technology

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State Fair Community College
3201 West 16th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301
Automotive Technology

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Vatterott College
Multiple CampusesAutomotive Technology
Auto Body & Alternative Fuel
Diesel 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