Tech & Trade Schools in North Carolina

 

Auto Mechanic Schools in North Carolina

You are not required to go to school to work as an Auto Mechanic in North Carolina but you do have to obtain an Automobile Service Excellence (ASE) Certification; however, if you do obtain a degree, you are much more likely to be hired than someone that didn’t go to school. You can also obtain an ASE Student Certification that helps you move along a little quicker than most people. There are 41 options to choose from, one being NASCAR Technical Institute which is very popular in this state.

Schools in North Carolina

Mechanic Jobs in North Carolina

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Working as an Auto Mechanic in North Carolina

There are a little over 20,000 auto mechanics in North Carolina alone, and the average salary is $39,000 annually. The typical person in the automotive industry here, work in a repair shop compared to freelancing or working out of their home. The great thing about working as a mechanic here is is that it’s pretty divided in terms of experience. 28% of people 1-4 years of experience, 28% have 5-9 years of experience, 16% have 10-19 years of experience, and 28% have 20 years of experience or more. So regardless if you are a newbie or not, you are very likely to work with people from all around the industry and really have the opportunity to learn from others.

Job Type Total in North Carolina Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,330 $16.82 $34,990
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 5,050 $24.77 $50,750
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 7,690 $19.75 $42,860

Directory of North Carolina Schools

Featured Trade Schools in North Carolina

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NASCAR Technical Institute
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All Mechanic Schools in North Carolina

School Address Programs School Details
Alamance Community College
1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, NC 27253
Automotive Mechanics Technology

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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC 28801
Automotive Systems Technology
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

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Beaufort County Community College
5337 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889
Automotive Systems Technology

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Blue Ridge Community College
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
Alternative Transportation Technology
Light Duty Diesel

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Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
2855 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson, NC 28638
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing

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Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Automotive Customizing Technology
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology

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Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Automotive Systems Technology

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Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Dr
Sanford, NC 27330
Automotive Restoration Technology
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing
Motorcycle Mechanics

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Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology

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Cleveland Community College
137 S Post Rd
Shelby, NC 28152
Collision and Repair Technology

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Coastal Carolina Community College
444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair Technology
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology

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Craven Community College
800 College Ct
New Bern, NC 28562
Automotive Systems Technology

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Davidson County Community College
297 Davidson Community College Rd
Thomasville, NC 27360
Automotive Systems Technology
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology

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Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Automotive Systems Technology

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Edgecombe Community College
2009 W Wilson St
Tarboro, NC 27886
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology

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Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
Medium/Heavy Truck Maintenance

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Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Pky
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
Motorcycle Mechanics
Race Car Technology

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Gaston College
201 Hwy 321 S
Dallas, NC 28034
Automotive Systems Technology

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Guilford Technical Community College
601 East Main Street PO Box 309.
Jamestown, NC 27282
Automotive Systems Technology
Ford ASSET Program
GM ASEP Program

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Halifax Community College
100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890
Automotive Technology

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Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology

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Isothermal Community College
286 ICC Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology

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Lenoir Community College
231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, NC 28502
Automotive Customizing Technology
Automotive Systems Technology

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Martin Community College
1161 Kehukee Pk Rd
Williamston, NC 27892
Automotive Systems Technology

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McDowell Technical Community College
54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology

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Nash Community College
522 N. Old Carriage Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Automotive Systems Technology

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Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Automotive Systems Technology

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Randolph Community College
629 Industrial Park Ave
Asheboro, NC 27205
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
1333 Jake Alexander Blvd
Salisbury, NC 28146
Automotive Systems Technology
Light Duty Diesel Technology
Motorsports Management Technology

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Sandhills Community College
3395 Airport Rd
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
Light Duty Diesel Technology

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South Piedmont Community College
680 Highway 74 West
Polkton, NC 28135
Automotive Systems Technology

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Southwestern Community College
447 College Dr
Sylva, NC 28779
Automotive Systems Technology

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Surry Community College
630 S. Main St.
Dobson, NC 27017
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
Trucking Operations Management

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Tri-County Community College
21 Campus Circle
Murphy, NC 28906
Automotive Systems Technology

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Vance-Granville Community College
200 Community College Road
Henderson, NC 27537
Automotive Systems Technology

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Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Automotive Systems Technology
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

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Wayne Community College
3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Automotive Systems Technology
Aviation Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology

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Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology

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Wilson Community College
902 Herring Ave E
Wilson, NC 27893
Automotive Systems 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