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


Projected Job Growth

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 TypeTotal in VirginiaAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics19,680$21.68$45,100
Automotive Body and Related Repairers4,060$21.18$48,730
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists6,650$23.02$47,870

Directory of Virginia Schools

Featured Trade Schools in Virginia

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All Mechanic Schools in Virginia

SchoolAddressProgramsMore Info
Advanced Technology Institute
5700 Southern Blvd Ste 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Automotive TechnologyView School
Virginia Highlands Community College
100 VHCC Drive
Abingdon, VA 24212
Diesel MechanicView School
Virginia Western Community College
3093 Colonial Ave
Roanoke, VA 24015
Automotive Analysis & RepairView School
Danville Community College
1008 S Main St
Danville, VA 24541
Automotive Analysis & RepairView School
Blue Ridge Community College
1 College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Automotive Analysis & Repair
Automotive Mechanical Systems
Automotive Undercar & HVAC
Automotive Fuel & Electrical
View School
Germanna Community College
2130 Germanna Hwy
Locust Grove, VA 22508
Automotive Diagnostician
Automotive Technician
View School
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
1651 E Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228
Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair
Automotive Technology
Diesel Mechanics Technology
View School
New River Community College
5251 College Drive
Dublin, VA 24084
Automotive Analysis and RepairView School
Northern Virginia Community College
4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd Annandale, VA 22003Automotive Technology
Maintenance & Light Repair
Collision Repair
Diesel Mechanic
View School
Patrick Henry Community College
645 Patriot Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112
Auto Body Technology
Automotive Technology
Motorsports Technician
View School
Southside Virginia Community College
109 Campus Dr
Alberta, VA 23821
Automotive Diagnosis & Tune-Up
Automotive Tune-Up
Diesel Technician
View School
Southwest Virginia Community College
369 College Road US Rt. 19 Richlands, VA 24641Automotive Mechanics TechnologyView School
Thomas Nelson Community College
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
Automotive Mechanics TechnologyView School
Wilson Workforce & Rehabilitation Center
64 James Anderson Road Fishersville, VA 22939Automotive 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