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Automotive Technology-Diesel and Heavy Equipment

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Do you enjoy working on engines but want to learn more? Are you good with your hands and willing to learn new skills? Are you looking for a repair specialty that will be an advantage at your workplace?

Get hands-on training to service and repair diesel vehicles in our Automotive Technology-Diesel and Heavy Equipment program.

Learn maintenance, systems inspection and operations to work as an entry-level diesel technician. You can also add this specialty to other Automotive Technology training for well-rounded skills. 

Career Opportunities

Jobs in diesel maintenance can include:

  • Preventive maintenance technician
  • Light line technician
  • Tune-up technician

Why Is This a Good Career Bet?

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations for this year projects 2,870 job openings for diesel bus and truck mechanics at an average salary of $20.45 per hour.

America’s Career Infonet projects job growth for bus and truck mechanics/diesel engine specialists at 21 percent over the next decade. High job increase is defined as annual growth over 10 percent.

See more about careers in Automotive Technology-Diesel and Heavy Equipment.

Degrees or Certificates in Automotive Technology-Diesel and Heavy Equipment

Cedar Valley College

This degree can be completed by a full-time student in one calendar year (a fall, spring and summer semester), but may take longer if you are also working.