Technical Schools & Colleges in South Dakota

Auto Mechanic Schools in South Dakota

With slim pickings for schools in South Dakota, it is clear that the few that offer auto mechanic degrees offer them in wide variety. Most of the schools in South Dakota offer many different degrees from basic Automotive Technology to Case or Caterpillar technician training. As South Dakota is a state known for having a large population of farmers, getting a certificate in diesel technology would be a great idea and there are many schools that can help you on your way to getting your career started.

Schools in South Dakota

Mechanic Jobs in South Dakota

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Projected Job Growth

Working as an Auto Mechanic in South Dakota

If you get your degree in South Dakota, many of the schools will help you connect to an established auto shop which will help you on your way even quicker. If not, South Dakota’s job growth is projected to be about the same as the national average so it will be a competitive space. Neighboring states such as North Dakota and Wyoming could be better options, if you are having trouble getting your grip in South Dakota.

Job Type Total in South Dakota
Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,920 $19.03 $39,580
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 530 $19.44 $40,440
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 900 $20.80 $43,270

Directory of South Dakota Schools

Featured Trade Schools in South Dakota

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Southeast Technical Institute
Programs:
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair & Refinish Technology
Diesel Technology
and more…

Western Dakota Tech

Western Dakota Tech
Programs:
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology
and more…

Lake Area Technical Institute

Lake Area Technical Institute
Programs:
Automotive Technology – Gas or Light Duty Diesel
CNH Technician
Diesel Truck & Industrial Technology
Caterpillar Diesel Technician
and more…

Lake Area Technical Institute

Mitchell Technical Institute
Programs:
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Diesel Power Technology
Precision Ag Technology
and more…

All Technical Schools in South Dakota

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Mitchell Career & Technical Education Academy
821 N. Capital St.
Mitchell, SD 57301
Automotive 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 6/6/2019
Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Nationwide Full-Tuition paid for eligible students 2019 closed
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 2019 closed
Berto Diaz Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for Mechanical Engineering Students 2019 closed
BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $6,000 paid annually in $1,500 increments 2019 closed
Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation Scholarship Nationwide Up to $400 for eligible students 4/15/2020
GMiS Scholars Program Nationwide Various, for underrepresented students in tech 2019 closed
SMA Native American STEM Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,500, for Native American STEM students 6/19/2019
Two Ten Higher Education Scholarships Nationwide Up to $4,000 for students with 2 years of personal or parents experience in footwear industry 2019 closed
Viceroy Auto Trans Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students 2019 closed
Automotive Hall of Fame Educational Fund Nationwide Up to $2,000 for eligible students 6/30/2019
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 3/1/2020
Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years 12/15/2019
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship Nationwide Up to $6,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,500 increments for four years 12/15/2019
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years 12/15/2019
Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students 12/15/2019
Yanmar/SAE Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students 4/1/2020
Horatio Alger Association CTE Scholarships Nationwide Up to $2,500 for eligible students 6/15 each year
AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarship Nationwide Up to $2,000 for eligible students 6/15 & 10/15 each year