Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in Oregon

Here you will find in depth data on college listings, both public and provide, for auto and diesel mechanics, and auto body repairers in the state of Oregon. Additionally, we offer comprehensive facts employment prospects and wage rates in the beaver state. [En Español]

Job Outlook

There were 6,200 people employed as auto technicians in Oregon in 2016, as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Furthermore, there were 1,980 people employed as automotive body and glass repair technicians, as well as a further 3,770 employed as bus and truck mechanics. It is predicted that jobs for auto mechanics in the beaver state will increase by 11.0% in the decade to 2024.

Mechanic Salaries in Oregon

The mean wage for auto service technicians and mechanics in the nation’s 27th most populous state, in May 2016, was $21.12 per hour, $43,920 annually (BLS). Auto collision repairers earned an average annual salary of $42,300 during the same period, and bus and truck engine mechanics earned $47,130 or $22.66 per hour.

Salaries in Oregon by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics6,200$21.12$43,920$25,540$63,850
Automotive Body and Related Repairers1,730$20.34$42,300$23,970$68,650
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers250$17.04$35,440$19,590$50,930
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists3,770$22.66$47,130$32,170$62,450

Auto Mechanic Salaries in Oregon by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Albany, OR170$20.36$42,350
Bend-Redmond, OR330$20.47$42,570
Corvallis, OR140$20.30$42,210
Eugene, OR480$21.38$44,480
Grants Pass, OR120$18.23$37,920
Medford, OR360$18.86$39,220
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA3,760$22.26$46,310
Salem, OR520$18.79$39,080

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Bend, OR Area

Central Oregon Community College

2600 NW College Way, Bend, Oregon 97703
(541) 383-7500
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Central Oregon Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Bend, Oregon. Most of the school’s 6,073 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-district students are roughly around $3,627 and are $4,779 and $9,495 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively, while study materials may cost roughly $1,800, depending on the program.

Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area Area

Clatsop Community College

1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103
(503) 325-0910
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program, Automotive Technician – Associate Program

Clatsop Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics, a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in Astoria in Clatsop County. The college has round 833 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Tuition fees for in-state students are around $4,014 and for out-of-state students approximately $7,578 annually. Study materials can cost around $1,431, depending on the program chosen.

Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area Area

Klamath Community College

7390 South Sixth Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603-7121
(541) 882-3521
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Klamath Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the town of Klamath Falls, Oregon. The college has about 1,224 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The cost of tuition for in-state students is about $3,687 and for students from other states in the order of $6,495 per year. Study materials can cost in the order of $1,800, depending on the program chosen.

Eugene-Springfield, OR Area

Lane Community College

4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97405-0640
(541) 463-3000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Lane Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in Eugene in Lane County, Oregon. The majority of of the school’s 8,583 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is roughly in the order of $4,155 and for students from outside the state around $9,483 for each academic year. Study materials can cost roughly $1,365, although this will depend on the program.

North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area Area

Blue Mountain Community College

2411 NW Carden Ave, Pendleton, Oregon 97801
(541) 276-1260
Diesel Technology Technician Assistant – Certificate Program, Diesel Technology – Associate Program

Blue Mountain Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are offered at their campus in Pendleton in Umatilla County. Most of the school’s 1,686 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is in the order of $4,925 and for students from outside the state around $15,989 for each academic year, while books and supplies may cost roughly $1,038, although this varies from program to program.

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Area

Clackamas Community College

19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, Oregon 97045-8980
(503) 594-6000
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Clackamas Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in Oregon City in Clackamas County. The college has about 6,407 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is in the order of $4,412 and for students from outside the state around $11,927 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,800, depending on the program.

Mt Hood Community College

26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, Oregon 97030
(503) 491-6422
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Mt Hood Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in Gresham in Multnomah County. The majority of of the school’s 8,758 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The Automotive Technology program is offered with the option of completing a Ford ASSET program. Fees for tuition for in-state students are about $5,313 and for students from other states likely to be about $10,398 yearly, while study materials may cost about $1,560, depending on the program.

Portland Community College

12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219-7132
(971) 722-6111
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Portland Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are based at their campus in the city of Portland, Oregon. The majority of of the school’s 29,003 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is roughly about $3,802 and for students from other states around $8,446 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,689, depending on the program.

Salem, OR Area

Chemeketa Community College

4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, Oregon 97305
(503) 399-5000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Chemeketa Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program, an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are offered at their campus in Salem in Marion County, OR. The majority of of the school’s 11,454 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for in-state students is roughly about $4,230 and for students from other states around $11,520 for each academic year. Learning materials may cost roughly $1,350, although this will vary with the program.

Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area Area

Linn-Benton Community College

6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, Oregon 97321
(541) 917-4999
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Linn-Benton Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and two Associate programs. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Albany. Most of the school’s 5,721 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for in-state students is usually around $4,512 and for out-of-state students in the order of $10,043 per year. Study materials can cost in the order of $912, depending on the program chosen.

Rogue Community College

3345 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass, Oregon 97527-9291
(541) 956-7501
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Rogue Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are offered at their campus in Grants Pass in Josephine County. The college has about 4,954 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The cost of tuition for in-state students is around $4,164 and for out-of-state students in the order of $4,956 per year. Books and supplies can cost in the order of $1,200, although this will depend on the program.

Umpqua Community College

1140 Umpqua College Rd., Roseburg, Oregon 97470-0226
(541) 440-4600
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Umpqua Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are based at their campus in Roseburg in Douglas County, OR. The majority of of the school’s 2,246 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The Automotive Technician program is offered with the option of completing a Toyota T-TEN program. Fees for tuition for in-state students are likely to be in the order of $4,417 and for students from outside the state approximately $8,980 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $1,800, although this will depend on 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 Washington, Idaho, Nevada and California.

NATEF Accredited Secondary School Programs

At present there are no NATEF accredited high school programs in the state of Oregon.