Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in Utah

Below you will find detailed information on automotive and diesel mechanic schools and education options in the state of Utah. Also, we offer in depth facts the job outlook and salary expectations in the state of Utah. [En Español]

Job Outlook

There were about 6,510 people employed as auto technicians in the state of Utah as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in May 2016. In addition, there were 1,610 persons in employment as automotive collision and glass technicians, and an additional 2,860 in employment as bus and truck mechanics or other diesel engine specialists. It is predicted that jobs for auto mechanics in the beehive state will increase by 24.8% in the decade to 2024.

Mechanic Salaries in Utah

The average salary for auto service technicians and mechanics in Utah, as of May 2016, was $41,480 (BLS), or about $19.94 per hour. Auto collision repairers earned an average annual salary of $43,980, or a wage of $21.15 per hour, during the same period, and bus and truck engine mechanics earned $47,560 or $22.86 per hour.

Salaries in Utah by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics6,510$19.94$41,480$20,960$67,110
Automotive Body and Related Repairers1,530$21.15$43,980$24,080$64,770
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers80$15.11$31,430$21,260$46,380
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists2,860$22.86$47,560$31,290$66,990

Auto Mechanic Salaries in Utah by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Logan, UT-ID430$16.75$34,830
Ogden-Clearfield, UT1,370$22.24$46,250
Provo-Orem, UT940$19.60$40,760
Salt Lake City, UT2,610$20.47$42,570
St. George, UT400$18.06$37,560

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area Area

Uintah Basin Applied Technology College

1100 E Lagoon St 124-5, Roosevelt, Utah 84066
(435) 722-6900
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Uintah Basin Applied Technology College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. All programs are taught at their campus in the town of Roosevelt, Utah. The college has about 1,283 students in total, with the majority of students on programs that last under 2 years. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The retention rate of full-time students at this college is over 80%. Tuition fees for the Automotive Technology program are generally around $2,020 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $670. The typical program completion time is 12 months.

Logan, UT-ID Area

Bridgerland Applied Technology College

1301 North 600 West, Logan, Utah 84321
(435) 753-6780
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Bridgerland Applied Technology College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Logan. The college has about 926 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition is likely to be in the order of $3,649 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $2,180, although this will vary with the program.

Utah State University

Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-1400
(435) 797-1000
Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Utah State University offers various Associate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Logan, Utah. Of the 28,622 students, about 100% are postgraduates. The university is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Furthermore, the university has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for in-state students is around $7,426 and for out-of-state students in the order of $20,492 per year. Study materials can cost in the order of $810, depending on the program chosen.

Ogden-Clearfield, UT Area

Davis Applied Technology College

550 E 300 S, Kaysville, Utah 84037-2699
(801) 593-2500
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Davis Applied Technology College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. All programs are based at their campus in Kaysville in Davis County, Utah. Most of the school’s 3,188 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Tuition fees for the Automotive Technology program are about $3,054 yearly, while study materials may cost about $550. Usually, the program is completed in 13 months.

Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College

200 N Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84404-4089
(801) 627-8300
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program

Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. All programs are taught at their campus in the city of Ogden, Utah. This public college has around 2,433 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 is in the order of $3,880 for each academic year, while books and supplies may cost roughly $1,023, although this varies from program to program.

Weber State University

3850 Dixon Parkway Dr. Dept. 1031, Ogden, Utah 84408-1031
(801) 626-6000
Automotive Technology – Associate Program, Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Weber State University offers multiple training options, including an Associate program, a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are taught at their campus in the city of Ogden, Utah. This is a full, 4-year public college with 25,955 students, of which 98% are undergraduates. The university is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Furthermore, the university has NATEF program accreditation. Fees for tuition for in-state students are around $5,523 and for out-of-state students likely to be about $14,749 yearly, while study materials may cost about $1,200, depending on the program.

Provo-Orem, UT Area

Mountainland Applied Technology College

2301 West Ashton Blvd., Lehi, Utah 84043
(801) 753-4100 x4100
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Mountainland Applied Technology College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in Lehi in Utah County, Utah. The majority of of the school’s 2,117 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The retention rate of full-time students at this college is 82%. The cost of tuition is, as a rough guide, in the order of $445 yearly, while books and supplies may cost about $57, although this varies from program to program.

Utah Valley University

800 W University Parkway, Orem, Utah 84058-5999
(801) 863-8000
Automotive Technology – Associate Program, Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Utah Valley University offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Orem. This is a full, 4-year public college with 33,211 students, of which 99% are undergraduates. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Tuition fees for in-state students are generally in the order of $5,530 and for students from outside the state approximately $15,690 annually, while books and supplies may cost around $976, although this varies from program to program.

Salt Lake City, UT Area

Salt Lake Community College

4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123
(801) 957-4111
Automotive Technician – Associate Program, Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing – Certificate Program

Salt Lake Community College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are taught at their campus in Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah. This public college has about 29,350 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-state students are around $3,690 and for out-of-state students approximately $11,728 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $1,300, although this will depend on the program.

Tooele Applied Technology College

88 South Tooele Blvd., Tooele, Utah 84074-2093
(435) 248-1800
Heavy Duty Diesel Technician – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Heavy Duty Diesel Technician at Tooele Applied Technology College is based at their campus in Tooele in Tooele County. This public college has roughly 290 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Tuition fees for the Heavy Duty Diesel Technician program are about $2,328 for each academic year. Study materials can cost roughly $202. Typically, the program is completed in 12 months.

South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area Area

Southwest Applied Technology College

757 West 800 South, Cedar City, Utah 84720
(435) 586-2899
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program

Southwest Applied Technology College’s Certificate program in Automotive Technician is taught at their campus in the town of Cedar City, UT. This public college has about 509 students in total, with most students on programs that last under 2 years. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Tuition fees for the Automotive Technician program are, as a rough guide, about $3,908 for each academic year, while books and supplies may cost roughly $4,182. Program completion is normally 15 months.

St. George, UT Area

Dixie Applied Technology College

1506 S. Silicon Way, Saint George, Utah 84770
(435) 674-8400
Diesel Technology – Certificate Program

Dixie Applied Technology College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Saint George. Most of the school’s 491 students are on diploma programs of under two years. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The retention rate of full-time students at this college is over 80%. Tuition fees for the Diesel Technology program are around $3,923 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $918. The typical program completion time is 20 months.

Dixie State University

225 S 700 E, Saint George, Utah 84770-3876
(435) 652-7500
Automotive Technology – Associate Program, Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Dixie State University offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Saint George, Utah. The college has about 8,503 students in total, with most students on 4-year programs. The university is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Furthermore, the university has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for in-state students is around $4,840 and for out-of-state students in the order of $13,856 per year. Study materials can cost in the order of $900, depending on the program chosen.

West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area Area

Snow College

150 E College Ave, Ephraim, Utah 84627
(435) 283-7000
Automotive Technology – Associate Program, Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Snow College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are offered at their campus in the town of Ephraim, UT. The majority of of the school’s 5,111 students are on 4-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-state students are around $3,592 and for out-of-state students approximately $12,070 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $2,300, 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

Residents of Utah may also wish to review their options in Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming.

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 Utah. 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.

BountifulBrighamCastle DaleClearfieldHerrimanHolladayHurricaneKaysvilleKearnsLaytonLoganMagnaOgdenOremPaysonPlain CityPleasant ViewProvoRichfieldRivertonRoyS. JordanSalt Lake CitySandySt. GeorgeSyracuseTaylorsvilleWest JordanWest Valley CityWoods Cross

City: Bountiful

Bountiful High School

695 S. Orchard Dr., Bountiful, UT 84010
(801) 402-3940

Automotive Program

Contact: Erick Winkler
Tel: (801) 402-3940
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Brigham

Box Elder High School

380 S. 600 W., Brigham, UT 84302
(435) 734-4840

Automotive Program

Contact: Ken Bunce
Tel: (435) 734-4840
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Castle Dale

Emery High/USU Eastern

975 N. Spartan Center St., Castle Dale, UT 84513
(435) 381-2689

Automotive Program

Contact: Chandler Peacock
Tel: (435) 381-2689
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Clearfield

UAW-LETC

20 W. 1700 S., Clearfield, UT 84016
(801) 686-4424

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Jim McEwen
Tel: (801) 686-4424
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

Truck Program

Contact: Jim McEwen
Tel: (801) 686-4424
Programs: Brakes, Diesel Engines, Drive Train, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Hydraulics, Preventive Maintenance Inspection, Suspension & Steering

City: Herriman

Herriman High School

11917 S. Mustang Way, Herriman, UT 84096
(801) 402-8895

Automotive Program

Contact: Larry Farnsworth
Tel: (801) 402-8895
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Holladay

Olympus High School

4055 S 2300 E, Holladay, UT 84124
(385) 646-1263

Automotive Program

Contact: Christopher Nielsen
Tel: (385) 646-1263
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Hurricane

Hurricane High School

345 W Tiger Blvd, Hurricane, UT 84737
(435) 668-7101

Automotive Program

Contact: Ryan Jacobs
Tel: (435) 668-7101
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Kaysville

Davis High School

325 S. Main St., Kaysville, UT 84037
(801) 402-8895

Automotive Program

Contact: Tom Housley
Tel: (801) 402-8895
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Suspension & Steering

City: Kearns

Kearns High School

5525 S Cougar Ln., Kearns, UT 84118
(801) 964-7500

Automotive Program

Contact: Tom Glasmann
Tel: (801) 964-7500
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Layton

Layton High School

440 Lancer Ln., Layton, UT 84041
(801) 402-4971

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Corey Spencer
Tel: (801) 402-4971
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Northridge High School

2430 N. Hillfield Rd., Layton, UT 84041
(801) 725-9934

Automotive Program

Contact: Rodney Stevenson
Tel: (801) 725-9934
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Logan

Bridgerland Applied Technology Center

1301 N. 600 W., Logan, UT 84321
(435) 750-3020

Automotive Program

Contact: Michael Hunter
Tel: (435) 750-3020
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

City: Magna

Cyprus High School

8623 W 3000 S, Magna, UT 84044
(801) 631-6789

Automotive Program

Contact: Justin Morgan
Tel: (801) 631-6789
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Ogden

Bonneville High School

251 E. Laker Way, Ogden, UT 84405
(801) 452-4090

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Charlie Nielson
Tel: (801) 452-4090
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Ogden High School

2828 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403
(801) 737-8713

Automotive Program

Contact: James Cook
Tel: (801) 737-8713
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Ogden-Weber Technology College

918 W 2nd St, Ogden, UT 84404
(801) 390-5622

Automotive Program

Contact: Cory Olson
Tel: (801) 390-5622
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Orem

Mountain View High School

665 W. Center St., Orem, UT 84058
(801) 227-2400

Automotive Program

Contact: Troy Peterson
Tel: (801) 227-2400
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Payson

Payson High School

1050 S. Main St., Payson, UT 84651
(801) 465-6025

Automotive Program

Contact: Brian Blake
Tel: (801) 465-6025
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Plain City

Fremont High School

1900 N. 4700 W., Plain City, UT 84404
(801) 452-4019

Automotive Program

Contact: Charles Nielson
Tel: (801) 452-4019
Programs: General Service Technician

City: Pleasant View

Weber High School

3650 N 500 W, Pleasant View, UT 84414
(801) 452-4090

Automotive Program

Contact: Charlie Nielson
Tel: (801) 452-4090
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Provo

Provo High School

1125 N. University Ave., Provo, UT 84604
(801) 885-2922

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Seth McVea
Tel: (801) 885-2922
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Timpview High School

3570 N. Timpview Dr., 650 E., Provo, UT 84604
(801) 264-7464

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Michael Hassel
Tel: (801) 264-7464
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Richfield

Snow College-Richfield Campus

800 W. 200 S., Richfield, UT 84701
(435) 893-2215

Automotive Program

Contact: Brent Reese
Tel: (435) 893-2215
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

City: Riverton

Riverton High School

12476 S. 2700 W., Riverton, UT 84065
(801) 256-5861

Automotive Program

Contact: Jay Hales
Tel: (801) 256-5861
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Roy

Roy High School

2150 W. 4800 S., Roy, UT 84067
(801) 452-4090

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Charles Nielson
Tel: (801) 452-4090
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: S. Jordan

Bingham High School

2160 W. 10400 S., S. Jordan, UT 84095
(801) 256-5100

Automotive Program

Contact: David Stevenson
Tel: (801) 256-5100
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Salt Lake City

Cottonwood High School

5715 S. 1300 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(801) 450-8347

Automotive Program

Contact: Michael Robinson
Tel: (801) 450-8347
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

West High School

241 N 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(801) 578-8517

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Mary Ellen Dworshak
Tel: (801) 578-8517
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Sandy

Jordan High School

95 E. Beetdigger Blvd., Sandy, UT 84070
(801) 826-6282

Automotive Program

Contact: David Owens
Tel: (801) 826-6282
Programs: Electrical/Electronic Systems, Suspension & Steering

City: St. George

Desert Hills High School

828 E. Desert Hills Dr., St. George, UT 84790
(435) 674-0885

Automotive Program

Contact: Stephen Cooper
Tel: (435) 674-0885
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Dixie High School

350 E. 700 S., St. George, UT 84770
(435) 673-4682

Automotive Program

Contact: Jason Bowler
Tel: (435) 673-4682
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Pine View High School

2850 East 750 North, St. George, UT 84790
(435) 628-2253

Automotive Program

Contact: Rich Hentosh
Tel: (435) 628-2253
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Snow Canyon High School

1385 N. Lava Flow Dr., St. George, UT 84770
(435) 634-1967

Automotive Program

Contact: Rick Morwood
Tel: (435) 634-1967
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Syracuse

Syracuse High School

665 South 2000 West, Syracuse, UT 84075
(801) 402-8053

Automotive Program

Contact: Wayne Burbank
Tel: (801) 402-8053
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Taylorsville

Taylorsville High School

5225 S Redwood Rd., Taylorsville, UT 84123
(801) 891-6097

Automotive Program

Contact: Dave Stratton
Tel: (801) 891-6097
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: West Jordan

Copper Hills High School

5445 W. New Bingham Hwy., West Jordan, UT 84088

Automotive Program

Contact: Jeffery Struhs
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

West Jordan High School

8136 S. 2700 W., West Jordan, UT 84088
(801) 256-5640

Automotive Program

Contact: Kim Newbrough
Tel: (801) 256-5640
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: West Valley City

Granger High School

3690 S 3600 W, West Valley City, UT 84119
(385) 646-5320

Automotive Program

Contact: Montee VanKeuren
Tel: (385) 646-5320
Programs: General Service Technician

Hunter High School

4200 S. 5600 W., West Valley City, UT 84120
(385) 646-2228

Automotive Program

Contact: Tyler Perkins
Tel: (385) 646-2228
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Woods Cross

Woods Cross High School

600 W. 2200 S., Woods Cross, UT 84087
(801) 402-4583

Automotive Program

Contact: Evan Kirk
Tel: (801) 402-4583
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair