Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in Indiana

On this site you will discover comprehensive information on education options for automotive mechanics, diesel mechanics and auto collision repairers in Indiana. Additionally, we offer in depth facts employment prospects and salaries. [En Español]

Job Outlook

As stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in May 2016, there were 14,160 people employed as auto technicians in the state of Indiana. Additionally, there were 3,640 people working as automotive body and glass repair technicians, as well as a further 8,120 working as diesel engine mechanics for trucks and buses. Jobs for automotive service technicians and mechanics in the hoosier state, in the decade to 2024, are predicted to expand by 9.1%.

Mechanic Salaries in Indiana

The average salary for auto service technicians and mechanics in the nation’s 16th most populous state, as of May 2016, was $39,540 (BLS). Auto collision repairers earned an average salary of $44,390 for the same year, and diesel mechanics earned $42,500 or $20.43 per hour.

Salaries in Indiana by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics14,160$19.01$39,540$22,190$60,950
Automotive Body and Related Repairers3,190$21.34$44,390$23,570$67,470
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers450$14.90$31,000$17,520$45,360
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists8,120$20.43$42,500$28,180$60,270

Auto Mechanic Salaries in Indiana by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Bloomington, IN270$18.44$38,350
Bloomington, IN19,380$22.11$45,980
Bloomington, IN4,600$19.16$39,840
Columbus, IN160$16.82$34,980
Elkhart-Goshen, IN400$16.19$33,670
Evansville, IN-KY760$20.41$42,460
Fort Wayne, IN1,140$18.47$38,420
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN4,320$21.95$45,650
Kokomo, IN190$14.95$31,090
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN410$17.56$36,530
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN2,860$18.21$37,890
Michigan City-La Porte, IN170$14.64$30,450
Muncie, IN190$17.36$36,110
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI1,350$16.00$33,280
Terre Haute, IN360$18.01$37,470

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Area

Ivy Tech Community College

50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N. Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208-5752
(317) 921-4800
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program

Ivy Tech Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Indianapolis. The college has about 81,668 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-state students are around $4,175 and for out-of-state students approximately $8,052 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $1,196, although this will depend on the program.

Lincoln College of Technology-Indianapolis

7225 Winton Drive – Building 128, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268
(317) 632-5553 x40400
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Lincoln College of Technology offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their Indianapolis campus in the city of Indianapolis. Most of the school’s 1,103 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for the Automotive Technology program are around $29,575 annually, while study materials may cost around $1,722. Usually, the program is completed in 14 months.

Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area Area

Vincennes University

1002 N First St, Vincennes, Indiana 47591
(812) 888-8888
Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Vincennes University offers various Associate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in the town of Vincennes. The college has about 18,711 students in total, with most students on 4-year programs. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is roughly in the order of $5,575 and for students from outside the state in the order of $13,184 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $1,274, although this will vary with the program.

* Tuition fees and accredition status are correct at the time of writing, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (http://nces.ed.gov/). Confirm with college before applying.

Neighbor States

See also the neighbor states of Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio.

NATEF Accredited Secondary School Programs

Below is a list of NATEF accredited high school programs, offering training in automotive technology, autobody and collision repair and diesel mechanic programs in the state of Indiana. Please note that accreditation status is correct at the time of writing and may have since changed. Please check with the school and with NATEF before making any commitment.

BedfordBloomingtonConnersvilleElkhartEvansvilleFort WayneGreenwoodIndianapolisKendallvilleKnoxKokomoMichigan CityPortageValparaisoVersailles

City: Bedford

North Lawrence Vo-Tech Center

258 BNL Dr., Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 279-3561

Automotive Program

Contact: Brad Grow
Tel: (812) 279-3561
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Bloomington

Hoosier Hills Career Center

3070 Prow Rd., Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 330-7730

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Alan Dafoe
Tel: (812) 330-7730
Programs: Painting and Refinishing

City: Connersville

Whitewater Career Center

1300 Spartan Dr., Connersville, IN 47331
(765) 825-0521

Automotive Program

Contact: Brad Bever
Tel: (765) 825-0521
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Elkhart

Elkhart Area Career Center

28330 CR10 West, Elkhart, IN 46514
(574) 262-5658

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Jaime Stith
Tel: (574) 262-5658
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Suspension & Steering

City: Evansville

Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center

1901 Lynch Rd., Evansville, IN 47711
(812) 435-8824

Automotive Program

Contact: Bryan Ruble
Tel: (812) 435-8823
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

Truck Program

Contact: Jim Buente
Tel: (812) 435-8824
Programs: Brakes, Diesel Engines, Drive Train, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Preventive Maintenance Inspection, Suspension & Steering

City: Fort Wayne

FWCS Career Academy

1200 S. Barr St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 467-1041

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Robert Roebuck
Tel: (260) 467-1041
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Greenwood

Central Nine Career Center

1999 US 31 S., Greenwood, IN 46143
(317) 888-4401

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Steve Owen
Tel: (317) 888-4401
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Indianapolis

Area 31 Career Center

1200 N. Girls School Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46214
(317) 988-7329

Automotive Program

Contact: Danny Camden
Tel: (317) 988-7329
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

J. Everett Light Career Center

1901 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 259-5265

Automotive Program

Contact: Dana Wilcox
Tel: (317) 259-5265
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

Walker Career Center

9651 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46229
(317) 532-6150

Automotive Program

Contact: Kevin Cannaday
Tel: (317) 532-6150
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Suspension & Steering

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Kevin Cannaday
Tel: (317) 532-6150
Programs: Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing

City: Kendallville

Impact Institute

580 Fairview Blvd, Kendallville, IN 46755
(260) 343-2560

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Michael Prater
Tel: (260) 343-2560
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Knox

SCILL Center

1300 Kloeckner Dr., Knox, IN 46534
(574) 772-8001

Automotive Program

Contact: Jerry Gurrado
Tel: (574) 772-8001
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Kokomo

Kokomo Area Career Center

2415 S. Berkley Rd., Kokomo, IN 46902
(765) 455-8021

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: David Lingle
Tel: (765) 455-8021
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Suspension & Steering

City: Michigan City

A. K. Smith Area Career Center

817 Lafayette St., Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 873-2120

Automotive Program

Contact: Audra Peterson
Tel: (219) 873-2120
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Portage

Portage High School

5962 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368
(219) 242-4460

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Robert Barnes
Tel: (219) 242-4460
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Valparaiso

Porter County Area Career Center

1005 N. Franklin St., Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 531-3170

Automotive Program

Contact: Mike Wester
Tel: (219) 531-3170
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Versailles

Southeastern Career Center

901 W. US Hwy. 50, Versailles, IN 47042
(812) 689-5253

Automotive Program

Contact: Luke Badinghaus
Tel: (812) 689-5253
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Dan Woycke
Tel: (812) 689-5253
Programs: Painting and Refinishing