Automotive technology programs help prepare graduates to work as automotive service technicians in repair and maintenance contexts, including car dealership service departments, independent repair shops, and corporate fleet-maintenance facilities. Technicians are responsible for the accurate diagnosis and repair of problems with all major systems of cars and light trucks, and in commercial environments, they may also be expected to perform customer service and sales tasks.
There are several options available to Louisiana students interested in pursuing a formal education in automotive technology. The following schools all offer programs in the field:
Students in automotive technology programs should expect to learn how to maintain and repair most major automotive systems, including:
Along with classroom-based instruction, programs typically contain hands-on training components that give students the opportunity to gain experience working on actual automobiles. This may take place in a school workshop or an actual auto repair shop.
Louisiana does not require that auto technicians hold a license in order to work in the state. Technicians may, however, need a degree or certificate to be considered for some jobs.
The ASE Certification, an industry-standard credential, is awarded by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence to technicians who successfully complete the ASE certification exam. To qualify to take the test, techs must have at least two years of on-the-job experience, or a combination of one year one-the-job experience and a two-year degree from an automotive tech program that has been accredited by the Institute's National Automotive Technician Education Foundation.
Schools for Automotive Mechanics in Louisiana are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Delgado Community College||New Orleans||Associate||13,210|
|L E Fletcher Technical Community College||Houma||Associate||1,296|
|Louisiana Technical College-Alexandria Campus||Alexandria||Associate||504|
|Louisiana Technical College-Ascension Campus||Sorrento||Associate||336|
|Louisiana Technical College-Baton Rouge Campus||Baton Rouge||Associate||1,490|
|Louisiana Technical College-Delta-Ouachita Campus||West Monroe||Associate||758|
|Louisiana Technical College-Hammond Area Branch Campus||Hammond||Associate||344|
|Louisiana Technical College-Jefferson Campus||Metairie||Associate||639|
|Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus||Lafayette||Associate||969|
|Louisiana Technical College-Lafourche Campus||Thibodaux||Associate||424|
|Louisiana Technical College-Natchitoches Campus||Natchitoches||Associate||275|
|Louisiana Technical College-Northeast LA Branch Campus||Winnsboro||Associate||263|
|Louisiana Technical College-Northwest Louisiana Campus||Minden||Associate||741|
|Louisiana Technical College-Shreveport-Bossier Campus||Shreveport||Associate||1,160|
|Louisiana Technical College-Sullivan Campus||Bogalusa||Associate||1,080|
|Louisiana Technical College-T H Harris Campus||Opelousas||Associate||619|
|Louisiana Technical College-Tallulah Campus||Tallulah||Associate||420|
|Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus||Morgan City||Associate||964|
|Sowela Technical Community College||Lake Charles||Associate||1,627|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Louisiana. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Automotive Mechanics relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
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