Learn how to become the go-to person for diesel engine maintenance by getting a certificate or degree (or maybe even a bachelor’s) in Diesel Mechanics Technology. Diesel technician programs prepare students for careers working with diesel machines large and small, such as 18-wheelers, buses, ships, trains, generators, construction equipment like cranes and bulldozers, farming equipment like tractors, and more. You’ll learn how to keep them running and how to repair them.
Often found at community colleges and technical institutes, Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician programs are great for students who like getting their hands dirty at an advanced level. Diesel mechanics need to be technically savvy to service all types of diesel engines, so courses cover a broad range of technical skills. Lessons typically cover how to disassemble, diagnose, and reassemble diesel machines, and all about diesel engine components, such as the fuel system, chassis, powertrain, suspension, steering, brakes, electrical system, heating and AC, and the engine itself. You’ll learn how to perform tune-ups and alignments, weld for repairs, and replace parts. Highly skilled diesel mechanics are in demand by automotive service companies, car dealers, construction organizations, truck fleet maintenance departments, diesel engine manufacturers, and anywhere else diesel machines are used, sold/leased, or repaired.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc Lisle, IL||1,002|
|Rend Lake College Ina, IL||42 : 1||2,287|
|Carl Sandburg College Galesburg, IL||49 : 1||1,925|
|Wabash Valley College Mount Carmel, IL||85 : 1||2,646|
|Richland Community College Decatur, IL||45 : 1||2,846|
|Kishwaukee College Malta, IL||51 : 1||3,060|
|John Wood Community College Quincy, IL||40 : 1||1,934|
|Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg, IL||47 : 1||1,732|
|Illinois Central College East Peoria, IL||51 : 1||8,749|
|Kaskaskia College Centralia, IL||47 : 1||3,248|
|Parkland College Champaign, IL||41 : 1||6,510|
|City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago, IL||49 : 1||2,177|
|Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL||68 : 1||14,318|