Technical Schools & Colleges in South Dakota

Auto Mechanic Schools in South Dakota

With slim pickings for schools in South Dakota, it is clear that the few that offer auto mechanic degrees offer them in wide variety. Most of the schools in South Dakota offer many different degrees from basic Automotive Technology to Case or Caterpillar technician training. As South Dakota is a state known for having a large population of farmers, getting a certificate in diesel technology would be a great idea and there are many schools that can help you on your way to getting your career started.

Schools in South Dakota

Mechanic Jobs in South Dakota


Projected Job Growth

Working as an Auto Mechanic in South Dakota

If you get your degree in South Dakota, many of the schools will help you connect to an established auto shop which will help you on your way even quicker. If not, South Dakota’s job growth is projected to be about the same as the national average so it will be a competitive space. Neighboring states such as North Dakota and Wyoming could be better options if you are having trouble getting your grip in South Dakota.

Job TypeTotal in South Dakota
Average Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1,920$19.03$39,580
Automotive Body and Related Repairers530$19.44$40,440
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists900$20.80$43,270

Directory of South Dakota Schools

Featured Trade Schools in South Dakota

Madison Area Technical College Logo

Southeast Technical Institute
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair & Refinish Technology
Diesel Technology
and more…

Mid-State Technical College Logo

Western Dakota Tech
Automotive Technology
Diesel Technology
and more…

Fox Valley Technical College Logo

Lake Area Technical Institute
Automotive Technology – Gas or Light Duty Diesel
CNH Technician
Diesel Truck & Industrial Technology
Caterpillar Diesel Technician
and more…

All Technical Schools in South Dakota

SchoolAddressProgramsMore Details
Mitchell Career & Technical Education Academy821 N. Capital St.
Mitchell, SD 57301
Automotive TechnologyView School

Available Grants & Scholarships

Future Mechanic GrantAny$1,000 for education expensesView Grant