Trade Schools in Montana

Auto Mechanic Schools in Montana

Although Montana has only a few options for auto mechanic schools, it should not be completely ruled out, especially for those already living in the state. Montana schools have a few unique offerings, for starters, it is one of the only states with schools owned by Native Americans which provides great scholarship opportunities. Along with that financial help, Montana schools provide great tuition cuts for in-state students.

Schools in Montana

Mechanic Jobs in Montana


Projected Job Growth

Working as an Auto Mechanic in Montana

With such a small amount of schools, it is easy to rule Montana out as an option for school. Do not be so quick to ignore it as Montana has a very high projected job growth which means they will need many new mechanics in the near future. Along with that, the average pay in Montana is a little higher than average and is expected to grow as demand for new mechanics increases. Going to school in Montana can help get a job there but if you are coming from neighboring states, the rise in demand will make your chances even greater!

Job TypeTotal in MontanaAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics2,940$18.21$37,870
Automotive Body and Related Repairers530$20.06$41,730
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists1,060$23.31$48,490

Directory of Montana Schools

Featured Trade Schools in Montana

Montana State University Northern logo

Montana State University Northern
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology Fast Track
Diesel Technology
Diesel Tech Field Maintenance
and more…

Helena College University of Montana logo

Helena College – University of Montana
Automotive Technology
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Diesel Technology
and more…

Highlands College of Montana Tech logo

Highlands College of Montana Tech
Automotive Technology
and more…

All Mechanic Schools in Montana

SchoolAddressProgramsMore Details
Flathead Valley Community College
777 Grandview Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901
Heavy Equipment Technology
Industrial Maintenance
View School
Fort Peck Community College
605 Indian Avenue
Poplar, MT 59255
Automotive TechnologyView School
Miles Community College
2715 Dickinson Street
Miles City, MT 59301
Automotive Technology
Heavy Equipment Technology
View School

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