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.
Lone Star College System offers 3 Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician degree programs. It's a very large, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 44 Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician students graduated with students earning 38 Certificates, and 6 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Lincoln College of Technology-Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX||24 : 1||1,339|
|Universal Technical Institute-Dallas Fort Worth Irving, TX||46 : 1||1,612|
|Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc. Houston, TX||1,479|
|Texas State Technical College Waco, TX||20 : 1||10,720|
|Western Technical College El Paso, TX||22 : 1||1,310|
|Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde, TX||52 : 1||6,911|
|Amarillo College Amarillo, TX||50 : 1||9,739|
|Texarkana College Texarkana, TX||41 : 1||4,092|
|Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont, TX||51 : 1||4,015|
|San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX||61 : 1||32,452|
|St Philip's College San Antonio, TX||60 : 1||12,962|
|El Paso Community College El Paso, TX||67 : 1||29,080|
|Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX||36 : 1||12,008|
|South Texas College McAllen, TX||52 : 1||33,054|
|Odessa College Odessa, TX||51 : 1||6,828|
|Platt College-STVT-San Antonio San Antonio, TX||612|
|South Plains College Levelland, TX||35 : 1||9,212|
|Kilgore College Kilgore, TX||38 : 1||5,584|
|Laredo College Laredo, TX||55 : 1||10,200|
|Eastfield College Mesquite, TX||115 : 1||16,505|