SAM Tech named a Top College in Houston for Graduate Salary

With tuition costs rising in recent years, making the right choice for college has become more difficult than ever.
Houston Chronicle Online, “Houston’s best colleges, determined by alumni salary,” October 23, 2017.

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ACCSC recognized SAM Tech in 2011 and 2016 as a School of Excellence.

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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 has been named a Military Friendly School by VIQTORY. SAM Tech is proud to have

been named a Military Friendly School ten years in a row (2013-2022).

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SAM Tech graduates work for engine builders, championship race teams, and others across the motorsports industry. Our graduates step directly into the racing industry with 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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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 a select few.

We help place our graduates on 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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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.

We are proud to continue offering scholarships to the students that work tirelessly in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow program across the country. If you come to PRI be sure to carve out some time to come watch these students compete in person.This year Hot Rodders Students will be receiving over 2.8 MILLION dollars in scholarship opportunities from School of Automotive Machinists & Technology, Ohio Technical College, & Universal Technical Institute.We would like to THANK them for their support of our students and their futures! ... See MoreSee Less
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Reminder to sign up for the third round of HERF funds. The deadline is less than a week away! Sign up before November 20th or miss out on this free money.SAM Tech Students and graduates!!! Another round of funds is available. Visit our website to sign up. Any student impacted by Covid 19 that was a student as of January 1, 2021 through November 20, 2022 can sign up and get the funds. You get the check. It can be used how you see fit. #educationatfullspeed ... See MoreSee Less
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