SAM Tech named a Top University in Houston for Graduate Salary

With tuition costs rising in recent years, making the right choice for college has become more difficult than ever.

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SAM TECH RECOGNIZED AS SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

We are pleased to announce that the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology has received this distinguished award.

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future is an important decision. SAM Tech’s Financial Aid Department will help find the best options for you. Your personal finance plan could include grants, scholarships, student loans and parent PLUS loans for those who qualify. SAM Tech is also approved to train VA eligible persons. Let us help you choose the most affordable pathway to your goal.

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Military Friendly

SAM Tech is a military friendly school. Launch your career from the Military to the Motorsports Industry.

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Careers/Employment

SAM Tech graduates work for some of the top engine builders, champion race teams, and motorsports industry leaders. Our graduates step directly into the racing industry with highly respected employers throughout the country.
Accelerate your career by enrolling today.

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Team SAM Tech

See SAM Tech students’ work in action with up-to-date race results, specs and pictures from Team SAM Tech.

Race Teams:

1999 Chevy Camaro SS, 1998 Chevy Camaro Z28, 2012 COPO Camaro,
1995 Ford Mustang, 2013 COPO Camaro

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ENGINE BLOCK MACHINING

CYLINDER HEAD MACHINING

CNC MACHINING

EFI CALIBRATION

ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

Welcome to the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology

Here at the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology (SAM Tech), we help you get the hands-on training you need to jumpstart your career. Building engines isn’t for everyone. It’s only for the best.

And we help place the best automotive machinists in top teams across NASCAR, NHRA, and IndyCar. We help you power those teams to victory every race. Every weekend.

Our list of employers is competitive, and we can help you live your dream!

SAM Tech’s unique curriculum is dedicated to building better race engines. Our intensive hands-on programs cover engine block machining, short-block assembly, and cylinder head porting. We will teach you how to extract maximum horsepower for all types of applications.

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Testimonials

“People that we have employed that had schooling at SAM come in the door with machining knowledge and the passion it takes to work in the custom race engine business.”

Ed Michael, Vice President, Sterling Performance Racing Engines

“People that we have employed that had schooling at SAM come in the door with machining knowledge and the passion it takes to work in the custom race engine business.”

Ed Michael, Vice President, Sterling Performance Racing Engines

“People that we have employed that had schooling at SAM come in the door with machining knowledge and the passion it takes to work in the custom race engine business.”

Ed Michael, Vice President, Sterling Performance Racing Engines

"Once I fulfilled my duties with the Army, I decided I would go to school. I tried going to
a local community college, but I lost interest. I’ve always loved cars and working on engines, so
when I heard about SAM I thought it was too good to be true. After I graduated, the School
helped me find a job back home and I couldn’t be happier."

Gavin Simcoe, United States Army, Specialist

"After my exit from the military I came to SAM to get an education in a field that I love. I could
not have been more pleased with my time at SAM. After completing all of the classes in the
Machining Programs I decided to continue on with the Associate Degree Program. I now get to
enjoy what I do every day. SAM gave me all of the keys that I needed to get here, and the GI Bill
helped me be able to afford my education from SAM."

Dustin Rush, United States Army, Corporal

“The partnership with SAM has turned out to be a tremendous benefit to NASA. The
manufacturing work that SAM is doing is outstanding, providing NASA with some very high
quality hardware to use in testing and training.”

Christie Sauers, NASA Orion Mockup Lead

“The School of Automotive Machinists, they are building kids, men and women for the
future of drag racing.”

John Force, 18 Time NHRA Funny Car World Champion*

ABOUT US
EDUCATION AT FULL SPEED™

The School of Automotive Machinists & Technology (SAM Tech) is a provider of machining and technical education training for students seeking careers in the high performance racing industry.

Located in Houston, Texas, SAM Tech offers programs in Engine Block Machining, Cylinder Head Machining, CNC Machining, EFI Tuning, and Associates Degree classes.

SAM Tech graduates are hired by the best in the performance racing industry, whether that's on championship teams in NASCAR, NHRA, and IndyCar, or the best in automotive manufacturing including GM, Ferrea, CP-Carrillo, Wiseco, and many others.

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SAM Tech Graduates In Action!
Alex Laughlin wrote about SAM Tech Graduate Stephen Hurley and how valuable he is to Alex's Pro Mod team.This is one of those days that I’ll tell you about one of our crew guys. DO NOT stop reading here. Over on my passenger side here is my boy Steven Hurley. He came to us from School of Automotive Machinists & Technology and has been a huge addition to our Pro Mod team. The dude won’t sit still and works every minute he’s at the track. It was only the first day on the job that we noticed how busy he kept himself. Before all of that, he was in the military and he explained that he was trained to always be moving because it makes harder for a sniper to shoot you. Boy was he right! He had a round fired at him and because he was moving, the bullet hit his rifle he had across his chest instead of his body. This is something that makes total sense but I’ve never thought about it. Between the military, his automotive education, and his lifelong love of drag racing, he’s become a a tight link in our team chain and we’re lucky he landed here with us.
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Big thanks to our friends Whitehead Motorsports for allowing our EFI Calibration Program to stop in and be a part of their Calibration Department. The students were able to make some huge gains on this Bolt-On SS Sedan! Stay Tuned!
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