A bright future working on diesel engines awaits you. Find the diesel mechanic schools that can get you there.
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.
There are not that many legal requirements to attend a diesel mechanic school but some of the basic requirements to enroll include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.