Becoming a Mechanic

Diesel Mechanic

As a diesel mechanic, you aren't afraid of getting a little grease on your jacket or dirt under your fingernails. You feel most at home under the hood of a large work vehicle and love the rumbling sound of a diesel engine. 

Education in Diesel Repair

A high school diploma is required to proceed with the training necessary to become a diesel mechanic. Specialized training for diesel repair is added to the auto mechanic training that you receive. Training can take anywhere from 6 months to a year and will provide in-class as well as hands-on training. 

Your Diesel Technician Career 

As a diesel mechanic, you will be responsible for inspecting and assessing any type of vehicle built with a diesel engine. From inspections to repairs, you will gain the skills and knowledge to work on cars, trucks, bulldozers and buses. You will have the opportunity to work at a dealership, auto repair shop or a private garage. 

Diesel repair careers are projected to grow 9 percent from 2012-2020, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Now is the time to apply! Receive information from any one of our selected schools, at no cost to you, by filling out our application. Complete your specialized technician training and you will be ready to roll right into your career as a diesel mechanic. 

To learn more about the industry and becoming a diesel technician, make sure to review our common career questions.

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