Automotive Technology-Diesel and Heavy Equipment

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. 

Automotive Technology-Diesel and Heavy Equipment At-A-Glance

 

What Can I Earn?

These rates are entry hourly wages for the following Automotive Technology-Diesel and Heavy Equipment jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • Bus/Truck Mechanic and Diesel Engine Specialist$17.55/hr View Jobs

Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth.
Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence and EMSI

Why Is This a Good Career Bet?

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth for bus and truck mechanics/diesel engine specialists at 27 percent through 2024 in Texas.

Other jobs in diesel maintenance may include:

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

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.

Ready to take the first step toward your new career?