Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in Louisiana

Here you will find comprehensive data on automotive and diesel mechanic schools and education options in Louisiana. Moreover, we offer comprehensive facts employment prospects and salaries in the pelican state. [En Español]

Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) informs that there were 7,700 people employed as auto technicians in Louisiana in May 2016. Moreover, there were 2,290 people working as automotive body and glass repair technicians, as well as a further 3,100 working as diesel engine mechanics for trucks and buses. It is expected that employment for auto mechanics in the pelican state will grow by 3.3% in the decade to 2024, which is somewhat less than 5.3 growth predicted across the nation.

Mechanic Salaries in Louisiana

As of May 2016, the average salary for auto service technicians and mechanics in Louisiana was $37,590 (BLS), or around $18.07 per hour. Auto collision repairers earned an average salary of $41,720 during the same period, and diesel engine mechanics earned $44,540 or $21.41 per hour.

Salaries in Louisiana by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics7,700$18.07$37,590$20,950$59,240
Automotive Body and Related Repairers1,900$20.06$41,720$24,790$63,860
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers390$15.19$31,590$19,900$46,570
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists3,100$21.41$44,540$27,040$64,190

Auto Mechanic Salaries in Louisiana by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Alexandria, LA280$16.86$35,070
Baton Rouge, LA1,390$20.15$41,910
Hammond, LA200$22.24$46,260
Houma-Thibodaux, LA360$18.70$38,900
Lafayette, LA970$18.16$37,770
Lake Charles, LA410$16.31$33,930
Monroe, LA320$15.55$32,350
New Orleans-Metairie, LA2,000$18.27$38,010
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA730$17.81$37,040

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Alexandria, LA Area

Central Louisiana Technical Community College

4311 South MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana 71302-3137
(318) 487-5443
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Central Louisiana Technical Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Alexandria. The college has around 2,445 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is about $4,089 and for students from other states around $8,198 for each academic year. Study materials can cost roughly $1,220, depending on the program chosen.

Baton Rouge, LA Area

Capital Area Technical College

3250 North Acadian Thruway East, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805
(225) 359-9201
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Capital Area Technical College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. All programs are offered at their campus in the city of Baton Rouge. This public college has roughly 785 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The cost of tuition for in-state students is usually in the order of $4,221 and for students from outside the state in the order of $8,299 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $1,220, although this will vary with the program.

Hammond nonmetropolitan area Area

Northshore Technical Community College

1710 Sullivan Dr, Bogalusa, Louisiana 70427
(985) 732-6640 x100
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Northshore Technical Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in Bogalusa in Washington County. This public college has roughly 3,655 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Fees for tuition for in-state students are likely to be about $4,103 and for students from other states likely to be about $7,612 yearly, while books and supplies may cost about $1,220, although this varies from program to program.

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA Area

Fletcher Technical Community College

1407 Highway 311, Schriever, Louisiana 70395
(985) 448-7900
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Fletcher Technical Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in Schriever in Terrebonne County, LA. The majority of of the school’s 1,951 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-state students are in the order of $3,951 and for students from outside the state approximately $7,474 annually, while study materials may cost around $1,200, depending on the program.

Lafayette, LA Area

South Louisiana Community College

1101 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, Louisiana 70506-4109
(337) 521-9000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

South Louisiana Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Lafayette, Louisiana. The college has about 6,958 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for in-state students is in the order of $4,205 and for students from outside the state in the order of $8,680 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $1,220, although this will vary with the program.

Lake Charles, LA Area

SOWELA Technical Community College

3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

SOWELA Technical Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Lake Charles. The majority of of the school’s 3,722 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-state students are generally about $4,185 and for students from other states in the order of $7,612 per year, while books and supplies may cost in the order of $1,200, although this varies from program to program.

Monroe, LA Area

Louisiana Delta Community College

7500 Millhaven Rd, Monroe, Louisiana 71203
(866) 500-5322
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Louisiana Delta Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in Monroe in Ouachita County. The college has round 2,080 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Fees for tuition for in-state students are likely to be in the order of $4,158 and for students from outside the state likely to be about $4,396 yearly. Books and supplies can cost about $1,200, although this will depend on the program.

New Iberia nonmetropolitan area Area

South Central Louisiana Technical College

900 Youngs Road, Morgan City, Louisiana 70380
(985) 380-2957
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

South Central Louisiana Technical College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in the town of Morgan City, LA. The college has about 2,669 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for in-state students is usually about $2,996 and for students from other states in the order of $4,228 per year, while books and supplies may cost in the order of $1,220, although this varies from program to program.

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Area

Delgado Community College

615 City Park Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
(504) 671-5000
Automobile Technology – Certificate Program, Automobile Technology – Associate Program

Delgado Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics, a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of New Orleans. This public college has about 16,131 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-state students are generally in the order of $3,911 and for students from outside the state approximately $8,200 annually, while books and supplies may cost around $1,200, although this varies from program to program.

Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area Area

Northwest Louisiana Technical College

9500 Industrial Drive, Minden, Louisiana 71055-0000
(318) 371-3035
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Northwest Louisiana Technical College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in Minden in Webster County, Louisiana. The college has in the order of 2,924 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The cost of tuition for in-state students is around $2,976 and for out-of-state students in the order of $7,481 per year. Study materials can cost in the order of $1,250, depending on the program chosen.

* 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

Residents of Louisiana may also wish to review their options in Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.

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 Louisiana. 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.

Baton RougeBossier CityCarvilleShreveportThibodauxVivianWest Monroe

City: Baton Rouge

McKinley High School

800 E. McKinley St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 344-7696

Automotive Program

Contact: Kevin McCants
Tel: (225) 344-7696
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Bossier City

Bossier Parish Technical School

1020 Innovation Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111
(318) 676-7811

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Jeremy Dreher
Tel: (318) 676-7811
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Carville

Carville Job Corps Academy

5465 Point Clair Rd., Carville, LA 70721
(225) 642-2481

Automotive Program

Contact: Lane Linton
Tel: (225) 642-2481
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Shreveport

Caddo Career & Technology Center

5950 Union Ave., Shreveport, LA 71108
(318) 834-6633

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Gary Weese
Tel: (318) 834-6633
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program: AYES

Contact: Gary Weese
Tel: (318) 834-6633
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing

City: Thibodaux

SCL Lafourche Campus

1425 Tiger Dr., Thibodaux, LA 70301
(985) 447-0924

Automotive Program

Contact: Loyd Olin
Tel: (985) 447-0924
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

City: Vivian

North Caddo Magnet High School

201 Airport Drive, Vivian, LA 71082
(318) 834-6633

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Gary Weese
Tel: (318) 834-6633
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: West Monroe

Louisiana Delta Community College

609 Vocational Pkwy., West Monroe, LA 71292
(318) 397-6145

Automotive Program

Contact: Marvin Almond
Tel: (318) 397-6145
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology