Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanics
The diesel engine keeps our country running! It is the workhorse powering the nation's trucks, buses, ships, and locomotives. Diesel engines deliver more power and more durability than their gasoline-burning counterparts. If you like working with your hands and your brain, and have what it takes to keep our country's infrastructure running, then a career as a diesel technician is right for you!
D.O.T. Vehicle Inspection
Equipment Safety/Mechanical Fundamentals
Industrial and Agricultural Equipment
Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Systems
Pneumatics and Hydraulics
Electronic Engine Systems
Heavy Vehicle Drive Trains
Heavy Vehicle Steering and Suspension
CDL License Test Preparation
Special Projects in Diesel Mechanics
General Education Requirements
Introductory Technical English I
Introductory Mathematics I
Introductory Computer Skills II
Oral Communication Skills
Total Credit Hours - 59
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-2015, median hourly earnings of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists, including incentive pay, are $20.35. The top 10 percent of earned more than $63,250.
Diesel mechanics may work for tractor dealers, trucking dealers, construction companies, private contractors or go into business for themselves. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of diesel service technicians is expected to grow 9 percent through 2022. Certification by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the recognized standard of achievement for diesel service technicians and mechanics.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employers prefer to hire graduates from formal training programs. LBWCC offers training in the latest nationally-recognized certifications.