Diesel Mechanic

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.

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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


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Associate of Occupational Studies in Diesel Mechanics

Tuition: $30,513.60
Fees: $100.00
Books & Supplies: $8,561.41
On-Time Graduation Rate (Full Time): N/A
On-Time Graduation Rate (Part Time): N/A
ACCSC Placement Rate (Full Time): N/A
ACCSC Placement Rate (Part Time): N/A
TWC Employment Rate: N/A

[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
Institutional Loans: N/A

http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/CIP?s=47.0605%2C+diesel&g=Go   – Diesel 

CIP Code: 47.0605 Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
SOC# 49-3031.00 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Specialists

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