The Diesel Mechanics program trains students to remove, repair, install, and maintain diesel engines powering heavy trucks, buses, boats, diesel-powered equipment, and construction equipment, such as bulldozers, cranes, and diesel farm tractors. Principles of diesel engines are taught and reinforced in laboratory experiences using actual diesel equipment.
When is the program offered?
Courses are taught year round during the day to accommodate a wide range of schedules for full-time and part-time students.
- Certificate (Make A Plan)
- Short-term Certificates: Basic Maintenance, Advanced Maintenance, Engine Specialist (Make A Plan)
Employment of diesel service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities should be best for those who have completed postsecondary training in diesel engine repair.
What can I earn?
The national average for annual earnings is $43,600 and the hourly earnings is $20.98. The top 10% annual earnings is $65,400 and the hourly earnings is $31.42.