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.

List of Automotive Schools in Texas

  • Texas State Technical College, Waco, TX
  • SAM Tech, Houston, TX
  • Lincoln Tech, Grand Prairie, TX
  • South Texas Vocational Technical Institute, San Antonio, TX
  • Southern Careers Institute, Austin, TX
  • Universal Technical Institute, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  • South Plains College, Levelland, TX
  • Western Technical College, El Paso, TX
  • Alvin Community College, Alvin, TX
  • Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX
  • Angelina College, Lufkin, TX
  • Brazosport College, Lake Jackson, TX
  • Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX
  • Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, TX
  • Central Texas College, Killeen, TX
  • Cisco College, Cisco, TX
  • Coastal Bend College, Beeville, TX
  • Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX
  • El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX
  • Grayson College, Denison, TX
  • Hill College, Hillsboro, TX
  • Houston Community College, Houston, TX
  • Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX
  • Laredo College, Laredo, TX
  • Lee College, Baytown, TX
  • Midland College, Midland, TX
  • Northeast Texas Community College, Mount Pleasant, TX
  • Odessa College, Odessa, TX
  • San Jacinto Community College, Pasadena, TX
  • South Texas College, McAllen, TX
  • Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvalde, TX
  • Southwest University, El Paso, TX
  • Texarkana College, Texarkana, TX
  • Trinity Valley Community College, Athens, TX

Schools in Texas

Mechanic Jobs in Texas

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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 Technology

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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 Technology

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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

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Lee College
200 Lee Drive
Baytown, TX 77520
Mechanical Technology

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Midland College
3600 North Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
Automotive Technology
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Collision Repair
Diesel Technology

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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

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Trinity Valley Community College
100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX 75751
Automotive Technology

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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 schoolJune each year
Mike Rowe Work Ethic ScholarshipNationwideFull-Tuition paid for eligible studentsMarch each year
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 scholarshipsMarch each year
Berto Diaz Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for Mechanical Engineering StudentsJanuary each year
BMW/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $6,000 paid annually in $1,500 incrementsMarch each year
Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation ScholarshipNationwideUp to $400 for eligible studentsApril each year
GMiS Scholars ProgramNationwideVarious, for underrepresented students in techApril each year
SMA Native American STEM ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,500, for Native American STEM studentsJune each year
Viceroy Auto Trans ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Automotive Hall of Fame Educational FundNationwideUp to $2,000 for eligible studentsJune each year
Clunker Junker Cash for Cars and College ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible female studentsVaries
SEMA Memorial Scholarship FundNationwideUp to $5,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four yearsMarch each year
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical ScholarshipNationwideUp to $6,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,500 increments for four yearsMarch each year
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four yearsMarch each year
Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Yanmar/SAE ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Horatio Alger Association CTE ScholarshipsNationwideUp to $2,500 for eligible studentsJune each year
AmericanMuscle Automotive ScholarshipNationwideUp to $2,000 for eligible studentsJune & October each year

FAQs on Automotive Programs in Texas

How much do mechanics make in Texas?

The average annual salary for auto mechanics in Texas is $41,760, for auto body repairers it is $44,080, for auto glass installers it is $36,940, and for diesel mechanics it is $45,740.

How much does it cost for mechanic school in Texas?

Every mechanic school in Texas will have a different price for the program. For example, the US Department of Education states that mechanic school can cost anywhere from about $2,000 annually to over $17,000 annually.

How long do you have to go to mechanic school?

Typically, an automotive technology program will last about 2 years. Even though, you can find different programs; certificate, associates, and bachelors, which can all last from 6 months to 4 years.

Is auto mechanic a good career?

Just like any career, there are many pros and cons to being an auto mechanic. One good indicator of a good career is the opportunity for growth in the future. As more and more cars are being driven around the country everyday, there is immense opportunity for auto mechanics right now and in the years to come.