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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.

Louisiana Auto Mechanic Schools

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:

  • South Central Louisiana Technical College: Automotive technology training at SCLTC consists of certificate programs divided into nine different areas of concentration. The Basic Automotive Skills certificate is the basis of the program, and after completing that, students may pursue certificates in any of the eight other areas.

  • Northwest Louisiana Technical College: NLTC offers a variety of technical certificates, technical diplomas, and degrees in several different areas of automotive technology. The curriculum for the Associate of Applied Science degree includes general education coursework as well as courses in customer service and sales.

  • Delgado Community College: The Motor Vehicle Technology program at DCC includes options for obtaining either a Certificate of Technical Studies or an AAS degree. Areas of study include general automotive and collision repair, and manufacturer-specific programs allow students to gain experience with Ford or General Motors products.

  • Central Louisiana Technical Community College: CLTCC offers technical certificates and diploma programs in several different areas of automotive technology, but it does not offer an AAS option.

  • South Louisiana Community College: SLCC has a three-semester program in general automotive technology that culminates in a technical diploma.

  • Southwest Louisiana Technical Community College: SOWELA offers a 56-credit-hour program that gives graduates a technical diploma. The program covers seven different competency areas.

What to Expect from Louisiana Auto Mechanic Programs

Students in automotive technology programs should expect to learn how to maintain and repair most major automotive systems, including:

  • Engines and drive trains
  • Automatic and manual transmissions
  • Brakes, suspension and steering
  • Electrical systems and vehicle electronics
  • Fuel systems and associated electronics
  • Emissions control systems
  • Heating and air conditioning systems
  • Safety systems

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 Auto Mechanic Certification

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.

Resources for Auto Mechanics in Louisiana

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More Louisiana Auto Mechanic Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
New Orleans
Associate
13,210
Houma
Associate
1,296
Alexandria
Associate
504
Sorrento
Associate
336
Baton Rouge
Associate
1,490
West Monroe
Associate
758
Hammond
Associate
344
Metairie
Associate
639
Lafayette
Associate
969
Thibodaux
Associate
424
Natchitoches
Associate
275
Winnsboro
Associate
263
Minden
Associate
741
Shreveport
Associate
1,160
Bogalusa
Associate
1,080
Opelousas
Associate
619
Tallulah
Associate
420
Morgan City
Associate
964
Lake Charles
Associate
1,627

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Automotive Mechanics

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.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Automotive Mechanics

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Automotive Mechanics relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Alexandria 320 $33,330
Baton Rouge 1440 $40,300
Hammond 230 $35,790
Houma 400 $33,900
Thibodaux 400 $33,900
Lafayette 850 $35,410
Monroe 280 $25,680
New Orleans 2020 $37,640
Metairie 2020 $37,640
Shreveport 700 $34,250
Bossier City 700 $34,250
Lake Charles 400 $32,210

Sources:

  1. Automotive Technology, South Central Louisiana Technical College, http://www.scl.edu/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=217
  2. Automotive Technology, Northwest Louisiana Technical College, http://www.nwltc.edu/automotive-technology/
  3. Motor Vehicle Technology, Delgado Community College, http://www.dcc.edu/academics/technical/motor-vehicle-technology.aspx
  4. Automotive Technology, Central Louisiana Technical Community College, http://www.cltcc.edu/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&nid=273&pnid=0&pid=371
  5. Automotive Technology, South Louisiana Community College, http://solacc.edu/academics/divisions/workforce-technical-continuing-education
  6. Automotive Technology, Southwest Louisiana Technical Community College, https://www.sowela.edu/academics/Automotive-Technology

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