Auto Mechanic and Automotive Schools in Kentucky

Auto mechanic schools in Kentucky offer courses in everything from engine repair to auto body repair, as well as specialties in the industry, such as transmissions, glass repair and replacement, air conditioning, front end alignment, brakes and more. Programs typically take between six months and one year to complete. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes that full qualification often requires several additional years of hands-on training and job experience. For professionals with experience in the automotive service and repair industry, online education is a great option for advanced training, certification and degrees.

After completing a program at one of the many Kentucky auto mechanic schools, master certification can be earned through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE certification is available in a number of areas, such as truck equipment, school bus, electronic diesel engine diagnosis, collision repair and more.

Auto Repair Careers in Kentucky

Three of the most common Kentucky automotive careers are autobody technicians, auto mechanics, and bus/ truck mechanics. Let's take a look at the data of these careers, including employment and salary.

Autobody Technicians: Employment and Salary

These professionals repair damaged vehicle bodies and frames.

Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Auto Mechanics: Employment and Salary

An auto mechanic is responsible for finding and repairing common vehicle troubles.

Bus/ Truck Mechanics: Employment and Salary

Diesel engines of all kinds are the business of these mechanics, not just bus and truck engines.

RegionTotal EmploymentHourly Mean WageAnnual Mean Wage
Bowling Green, KY160$17.06$35,490
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY100$18.91$39,340
Lexington-Fayette, KY490$21.25$44,200
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN1,360$21.81$45,360
Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Finding a School in Kentucky

Kentucky has many automotive technology schools that could be the perfect springboard for finding you a career in the industry. Choose your favorites from our listings below and drop them a line by phone or email to learn more about the education -- and the opportunities -- they might be able to offer you.


  1. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ky.htm
  2. Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, Occupational Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes493023.htm
  3. Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm

Automotive Schools in Kentucky

*This list may contain out-of-state and online schools that accept students from Kentucky.

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