Diesel Mechanic SchoolsA bright future working on diesel engines awaits you. Find the diesel mechanic schools that can get you there.
Becoming a Diesel Mechanic
Diesel Mechanic Schools
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Universal Technical Institute
Penn Foster College
Lincoln Technical Institute
University of Northwestern Ohio
WyoTech - Laramie
Alfred State College
Bates Technical College
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Central Community College
Utah State University
San Diego Miramar College
Texas State Technical College
University of Alaska Fairbanks – AK
Universal Technical Institute – AZ
Penn Foster College – AZ
Lincoln Technical Institute – NJ
University of Northwestern Ohio – OH
Wyotech – WY
SUNY College of Technology – NY
Bates Technical College – WA
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology – OK
Central Community College – NE
Utah State University – UT
San Diego Miramar College – CA
Texas State Technical College – TX
Diesel Mechanic Specialty Programs
Here is what you can expect to learn if you enroll in a Diesel Program. Be aware that some schools will offer some of these courses or may have slight variations on the type of courses that are part of the curriculum.
- Engine Service and Repair
- Truck Manual Transmission
- Truck Brake Systems
- Truck Steering and Suspension
- Climate Control Systems and Repair
- Hydraulic Systems
- Electronic Systems and Technology
- Truck Transport Refrigeration
- Truck Preventative Maintenance
How to Qualify
There are not that many legal requirements to attend a diesel mechanic school but some of the basic requirements to enroll include:
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must have a clean background check (no felonies)
- Must have a GED or high school diploma
Licensing & Certification
Diesel Mechanic Specialty Programs FAQs
How much does a diesel mechanic program cost?
A certificate program for diesel mechanics typically ranges from $1,000 – $5,000, while an associate’s degree typically ranges from $10,000 – $30,000. This varies based on the school of your choice and whether you are an in-state or out-of-state student. This, however, does not include the price of housing, if you choose to pay for housing provided through the school.
Do I need to have a college degree?
No. The only requirements to start the program are to be 18 years of age or older, have a clean record and have received a GED (General Education Diploma) or a high school diploma. Some schools may require drug testing or background checks as well but not every school.
Is there an interview process?
Most schools do not require an interview. Most diesel mechanic schools only require an application and submission of documents as part of the enrollment process while some may require an interview with an admissions representative to ensure you are a good fit for the school.
When does the program start?
Start dates will vary by program and location. Because of the high volume of schools that offer the Diesel specialization, you should be able to find a school near you starting fairly frequently. Unlike many traditional colleges and universities, vocational or trade schools have more frequent class starts, so you don’t always have to wait for a new semester or school year.
How long is the Diesel Mechanic or Service Technician program?
Most diesel mechanic programs are built into an Associates Degree program which lasts about two years. If you already have your Associates Degree and are just going back to school to earn your diesel mechanics specialization, the certificate program lasts from about six months to a year.