Mechanic Schools in Texas

Automotive Mechanic Schools in Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas, that includes the automobile industry. Some of the number one traits that are looked for in a potential employee are attention to detail, good customer service, and the ability to diagnose issues. These should play a huge factor in whether or not you want to get a degree or pick it up the skills from a distant cousin that still drives his 1985 Cadillac that needs a slap on the hood to start. Some of the best schools in Texas include Universal Technical Institute, Lincoln Tech, and South Texas Vocational Technical Institute. To view all of the options for mechanic schools in Texas, check out our school directory below.

Schools in Texas

Mechanic Jobs in Texas

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Projected Job Growth

Working as a mechanic in Texas

You are not required to hold an auto mechanic license to work as one in Texas but if you do, you stand out as a much better candidate. You also get to learn things that others can only figure out with experience such as customer service skills and learning about vehicles you may not be primarily work on – but you will have the knowledge about should it come up in future projects. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, you can make anywhere around $40,000-$65,000 a year depending on experience and qualifications, you can make much more if you do receive a degree in this field.

Job TypeTotal in TexasAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics47,080$20.08$41,760
Automotive Body and Related Repairers11,020$21.19$44,080
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers1,570$17.76$36,940
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists26,320$21.99$45,740

Directory of Texas Schools

Featured Trade Schools

TSTC logo

Texas State Technical College

Programs:

Automotive Technology
Auto Collision & Management Technology
Welding
and more…

SAM Tech logo

SAM Tech

Programs:

Automotive Engine/Block & Cylinder Head Machining
and more…

Lincoln Tech

Lincoln College of Technology

Programs:

Automotive Technology
Collision Repair and Refinishing
Welding & Diesel Technology
and more…

STVT logo

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute – San Antonio

Programs:

Automotive Service Technician
Diesel Technology
Heavy Truck
and more…

SCI logo

Southern Careers Institute – Austin

Programs:

Automotive Service Technology
and more…

UTI Texas logo

Universal Technical Institute

Programs:

Specialized Automotive Training (BMW, Mercedes, Ford, etc.)
Diesel Training & Engine Repair
Motorcycle Specialized Training
and more…

South Plains College Logo

South Plains College 

Programs:

Automotive Collision Repair Technology
Automotive Service Technology
Diesel Service Technology
and more…

Western Tech Logo

Western Technical College

Programs:

Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology
Light Duty Diesel
and more…

All Mechanic Schools in Texas

SchoolAddressProgramsMore Info
Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Road
Alvin, TX 78203
Automotive Technology
CNC/Machining
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Amarillo College
2011 S. Washington
Amarillo, TX 79109
Automotive Technology
Automotive Collision
Diesel Mechanics Technology
Machining
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Angelina College
3500 South First Street
Lufkin, TX 75902
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology
Machine Tool Technology
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Brazosport College
500 College Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Automotive Technology
Machine Technology
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Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane
Dallas, TX 75244
Automotive TechnologyView School
Cedar Valley College
3030 North Dallas Avenue
Lancaster, TX 75134
Automotive Technology
Diesel and Heavy Equipment
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Central Texas College
6200 W Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, TX 76549
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology
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Cisco College
101 College Heights
Cisco, TX 76437
Automotive TechnologyView School
Coastal Bend College
3800 Charco Road
Beeville, TX 78102
Automotive Technology
Oil & Gas Technology
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Eastfield College
3737 Motley Drive
Mesquite, TX 75170
Auto Body Technology
Automotive Technology
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El Paso Community College
9050 Viscount Blvd
El Paso, TX 79925
Diesel Mechanics
Mechanic Technology
Machining Technology
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Grayson College
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, TX 75020
Collision Repair Technology
Automotive Technology
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Hill College
112 Lamar Drive
Hillsboro, TX 76645
Automotive Technology
Automotive Repair
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Houston Community College
3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004
Automotive Technology
Heavy Vehicle & Truck Repair
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Kilgore College
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, TX 75662
Automotive Technology
Auto Body Repair Technology
Diesel Technology
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Laredo College
West End Washington Street
Laredo, TX 78040
Automotive Technology
Automotive Collision Repair Technology
Diesel Engine Mechanics and Repair
View School
Lee College
200 Lee Drive
Baytown, TX 77520
Mechanical TechnologyView School
Midland College
3600 North Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
Automotive Technology
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Collision Repair
Diesel Technology
View School
Northeast Texas Community College
2886 FM 1735, Chapel Hill Road
Mount Pleasant, TX 75455
Auto Body
Automotive Repair
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Odessa College
201 West University Blvd
Odessa, TX 79764
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology
Precision Manufacturing/Machining
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San Jacinto Community College
8060 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX 77501
Auto Collision Repair
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology
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South Texas College
3201 West Pecan
McAllen, TX 78502
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology
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Southwest Texas Junior College
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
Automotive Body Repair Technology
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology
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Southwest University
1414 Geronimo
El Paso, TX 79925
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology
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Texarkana College
2500 North Robison Road
Texarkana, TX 75599
Auto Body Technology
Automotive Maintenance
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology
View School
Trinity Valley Community College
100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX 75751
Automotive TechnologyView 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