Trade Schools in South Carolina

Auto Mechanic Schools in South Carolina

South Carolina has a lot to offer when it comes to schools with automotive degrees. With ten different schools and many of those schools having multiple locations, no matter where you are in South Carolina, you will be able to find a school near you. These schools offer a range of degrees and certifications and have many different scholarships and grants to help with the financial cost of attendance. If you are looking for more financial ease for your auto mechanic degree, check out our scholarships!

Schools in South Carolina

Mechanic Jobs in South Carolina


Projected Job Growth

Working as an Auto Mechanic in South Carolina

The state of South Carolina has one of the lower average wages for auto mechanics in the nation but many of the employers offer great benefits and the cost of living is one of the lowest in the nation. All of this, makes up for the lower wage and it can even go unnoticed by an individual auto mechanic. Along with that, South Carolina has a steady projected job growth rate which will help ensure your degree or certificates will be put to use.

Job TypeTotal in South Carolina
Average Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics10,740$18.66$38,810
Automotive Body and Related Repairers1,540$19.43$40,410
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists3,800$21.41$44,530

Directory of South Carolina Schools

Featured Trade Schools in South Carolina

Greenville Technical College Logo

Greenville Technical College
Auto Body
Automotive Technology
Diesel Equipment Technology
and more…

Midlands Tech Logo

Midlands Technical College
Automotive Brake, Suspension, and Steering Repair
Automotive Drive Train Repair
Automotive Electrical Systems Repair
Automotive Engine Performance and Repair
Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Repair
Automotive Technology
and more…

Florence-Darlington Tech Logo

Florence-Darlington Technical College
Automotive Technology
Automotive Body Repair
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology
Diesel Technology – Caterpillar Service Technician
and more…

All Mechanic Schools in South Carolina

SchoolAddressProgramsMore Details
Trident Technical College
Multiple LocationsAutomotive TechnologyView School
TriCounty Technical College
Multiple LocationsAutomotive TechnologyView School
Piedmont Technical College
620 N. Emerald Rd.
Greenwood, SC 29648
Automotive TechnologyView School
Spartanburg Community College
Multiple LocationsAutomotive TechnologyView School
York Technical College
452 S Anderson Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Automotive TechnologyView School
Central Carolina Technical College
506 N. Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
Automotive Diagnostics Technology
Automotive Technology
View School
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
3250 St. Matthews Road
Orangeburg, SC 29118
Automotive Technology
Basic Diesel Maintenance
Undercar Specialist
View School
Williamsburg Technical College
601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Kingstree, SC 29556
Automotive Repair
Basic Automotive Technology
View School
BMW Performance Center
1155 Highway 101 South
Greer, South Carolina 29651
BMW STEP: Body & PaintView 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