Have a Passion for Heavy Haulers?
When you like engines that do more than just power cars and light trucks, you’re a diesel mechanic at heart. In that case, our Diesel Mechanic Training is for you. Our diesel instructors have years of hands-on experience and will teach you how to diagnose, adjust, repair, overhaul, and maintain any type of diesel engine — from bus and truck engines to large marine engines and everything in between. Today's world runs on diesel, and our Diesel Mechanic Training will get you started on a career that could have you working on big rigs, cruise ships, offshore drilling platforms, power stations, farm equipment, railroads, mining equipment or one of many other possibilities. As a part of your Diesel Mechanic Training you will also have the opportunity to do an internship in the diesel industry while you’re in school.
Associate of Occupational Studies
Program: Diesel Mechanics
Length: 78 weeks / 19.5 months daytime or 98 weeks / 24.5 months evenings. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES
This program is approximately 50 percent classroom training and 50 percent hands-on training.
Western Tech's Diesel Mechanics program is NATEF Master Level Accredited in Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Training. You’ll receive training in the following 8 ASE areas: T2-Truck Diesel Engines; T3-Truck Drive Train; T4-Truck Brakes; T5-Truck Suspension & Steering; T6-Truck Electrical & Electronic Systems; T7-Truck HVAC; T8-Truck PM and Truck Hydraulics.
The Diesel Mechanics Training Courses* Include:
- Electronic Fundamentals
- Diesel Engines
- Fuel Systems
- Basic Cutting and Welding
- Climate Control Systems
- Hydraulic Applications
- Internship Program
*This is a partial list of courses required in this program. For complete program information, please refer to the school catalog.
Potential Career Opportunities upon Graduation from our Diesel Mechanics Training Program:
- Diesel Mechanic
- Diesel Technician
- Transit Mechanic
- Heavy Equipment Mechanic
- Diesel Engine Specialist
- Diesel Powerplant Mechanic
- Heavy Truck Technician
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Get Ahead Program:Take real web-based factory training that is recognized by Freightliner® and Western Star® Truck Dealerships and Detroit™ Engine Distributors. Western Tech’s partnership with DTNA and the DTNA service network offers advanced job opportunities for you.
4 dedicated Diesel classrooms
- Equipment in each classroom:
- Hydraulic system trainer
- Five 10-speed manual transmission trainers
- 5 Semi-truck trainers
- 15 Diesel engine trainers
- Electronics system trainer
- 5 running engine trainers
- A/C system trainer
- 12 diesel bays
*Located at the Plaza Main Campus 9624 Plaza Cirlce El Paso, Tx 79927
Associate of Occupational Studies in Diesel Mechanics
|Books & Supplies:||$8,561.41|
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[i] Western Technical College does not have data on Private Educational Loans for the award year 2011 (07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012). Therefore the Median Loan Debt for this category is not available.
[ii] No students of this program were scheduled to graduate during the most recent reporting period (09/01/2009 – 08/31/2010). Accordingly, there are no data for this rate.
*Tuition, Fees, and Books & Supplies are subject to change at the discretion of Western Technical College.
|Title IV Loans:||$15,225.00|
|Private Educational Loans:||N/A|
|CIP Code: 47.0605||Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician|
|SOC# 49-3031.00||Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Specialists