Technical & Trade Schools in Virginia

Auto Mechanic Schools in Virginia

Virginia is a great place to become a mechanic, because of this, there are a variety of amazing schools here that offer accelerated programs that will allow you to not only get a good understanding of the industry but will get you out working on actual cars faster than a lot of other states. Check out our school directory to learn about more schools outside of Virginia.

Schools in Virginia

Mechanic Jobs in Virginia

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Working as an Auto Mechanic in Virginia

The top 5 jobs you can get in Virginia with an Auto Mechanic Degree is Tire/Lube Technician, Automotive Technician/Master Mechanic, Service Manager, Sales Associate, and Vehicle Inspector. These are definitely not your only options; these are just the most popular jobs people in Virginia obtain with a degree. All very good options in terms of longevity, pay, and employee satisfaction. Virginia is also a very good place to be a mechanic and ranks well above average in pay, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Job Type Total in Virginia Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 19,680 $21.68 $45,100
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 4,060 $21.18 $48,730
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6,650 $23.02 $47,870

Directory of Virginia Schools

Featured Trade Schools in Virginia

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All Mechanic Schools in Virginia

School Address Programs More Info
Advanced Technology Institute
5700 Southern Blvd Ste 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Automotive Technology

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Virginia Highlands Community College
100 VHCC Drive
Abingdon, VA 24212
Diesel Mechanic

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Virginia Western Community College
3093 Colonial Ave
Roanoke, VA 24015
Automotive Analysis & Repair

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Danville Community College
1008 S Main St
Danville, VA 24541
Automotive Analysis & Repair

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Blue Ridge Community College
1 College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Automotive Analysis & Repair
Automotive Mechanical Systems
Automotive Undercar & HVAC
Automotive Fuel & Electrical

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Germanna Community College
2130 Germanna Hwy
Locust Grove, VA 22508
Automotive Diagnostician
Automotive Technician

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J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
1651 E Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228
Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair
Automotive Technology
Diesel Mechanics Technology

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New River Community College
5251 College Drive
Dublin, VA 24084
Automotive Analysis and Repair

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Northern Virginia Community College
4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd Annandale, VA 22003 Automotive Technology
Maintenance & Light Repair
Collision Repair
Diesel Mechanic

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Patrick Henry Community College
645 Patriot Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112
Auto Body Technology
Automotive Technology
Motorsports Technician

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Southside Virginia Community College
109 Campus Dr
Alberta, VA 23821
Automotive Diagnosis & Tune-Up
Automotive Tune-Up
Diesel Technician

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Southwest Virginia Community College
369 College Road US Rt. 19 Richlands, VA 24641 Automotive Mechanics Technology

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Thomas Nelson Community College
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
Automotive Mechanics Technology

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Wilson Workforce & Rehabilitation Center
64 James Anderson Road Fishersville, VA 22939 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