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 attending Western Tech's Diesel Mechanic school in El Paso.

Associate of Occupational Studies

Program: Diesel Mechanics

Length: 78 weeks / 19.5 months daytime or evenings. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

The Diesel Mechanic 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 the Diesel Mechanic 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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Gainful Employment Disclosure- Diesel Mechanics 20 Months

Gainful Employment Disclosure- Diesel Mechanics 25 Months



Fully Equipped 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: $8,884.00
ACCSC Graduation Rate (Full Time): 72.00%
ACCSC Graduation Rate (Part Time): 78.00%
ACCSC Employment Rate (Full Time): 72.00%
ACCSC Employment Rate (Part Time): 76.00%
TWC Completion Rate: 63.09%
TWC Employment Rate: 77.91%

*Tuition, Fees, and Books & Supplies are subject to change at the discretion of Western Technical College.

Diesel Mechanics (20 Months)

Federal, Private, and Institutional Loans: $19,572.00


Diesel Mechanics (25 Months)

Federal, Private, and Institutional Loans: $18,565.00


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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