Diesel Technician


Diesel Technicians work in a variety of settings overseeing and improving the performance of modern diesel engines and commercial vehicles, as well as sophisticated heavy equipment systems with electronic functions and advanced computer controls. Employed by major trucking companies, delivery enterprises, municipal transit systems and other transportation organizations, diesel technicians serve their customers with job titles such as Diesel Service Technician, Diesel Technician and Diesel Mechanic.

This program provides students the entry level skills required to start a career in automotive repair and maintenance. The program is delivered through an intensive hands-on lab approach allowing students to concentrate on practical skills education and execution. The students will become proficient in preventative maintenance and inspections by performing procedures in electrical, brakes, transmission, rear end and brakes. This course is designed to prepare students to pursue the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) Certification. Students are eligible for an optional externship with a local employer after successful course completion.


Program Objectives

After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the role of the automotive and diesel technician in the automotive industry
  • Identify the parts of the vehicle
  • Identify and correctly/safely use hand and shop tools, precision tools, and measuring tools used in vehicle diagnosis and repair
  • Work in the auto shop environment in a safe manner complying with all rules, regulations, and standards
  • Perform basic maintenance program tasks on vehicles per preventive maintenance schedules
  • Perform basic electrical circuit calculations on vehicle electrical systems
  • Verify battery performance and jump start vehicles with dead battery
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance tasks on vehicle hydraulic systems
  • Troubleshoot clutch for wear and damage
  • Perform basic maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs on vehicle transmission systems
  • Remove and reinstall various components of rear and front-end drivetrain, axle, and steering and suspension systems
  • Perform basic maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs on wheels and tires
  • Perform basic maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs on vehicle braking systems
  • Perform basic chassis frame maintenance and performance checks
  • Inspect and service common types of fifth wheels and couplers
  • Perform simple HVAC diagnoses procedures
  • Perform basic engine system analysis and repair tasks
  • Practice customer service in dealings with vehicle owners, vendors, and coworkers



There is a National Certification exam available to students who successfully complete this program:

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) Certification Exam
    Students will be eligible to sit for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) certification exam. Certification will issue once candidates complete and submit the 1-year work experience requirement.


In addition to facilitating entry-level clinical medical assisting related positions, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Nursing (LPN) or a Nursing (RN) program.

Note: Inclusion of National Certification exam vouchers vary from school and payment / finance method. To check if they are included, you may message any of our advisors through any of our available channels here

Financial Aid



Grants (Military)

  • MyCAA for Eligible US Military Spouses

MyCAA is a $4000 education grant for spouses of service members on active duty in paygrades E1-E5, W1-W2, O1-O2. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and Reserves in the same paygrades, in title 10 orders, are also eligible.

MyCAA covers: tuition, externship and national certification exam vouchers

Our university partners provide, as job aids, at no extra cost: books / workbooks, laptop, mentor support, 12 mos subscription to CampusEd, job placement assistance.

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  • Army Credentialing Assistance

The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program is a government-instituted training and education program that provides a grant of up to $4,000 to eligible soldiers. The grant can be used to enroll in more than 1,600 industry-recognized off-duty career-training certificate programs, licensure exams, and academic or vocational credentials, and even re-certification. It was first made available in October 1, 2019 to the Fort Hood, Fort Campbell, Fort Carson, Fort Drum, Fort Riley, and JBLM bases. As of January 1, 2020, the program is available to all installations.

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Grants (Non Military)

  • Workforce Grant

We have partnered with private institutions to provide assistance to qualified students. The Workforce Grant is in place to help reinvigorate the workforce amidst the ongoing pandemic. If qualified, a student may receive up to 50% of tuition assistance.

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Payment Plans

  • Zero Interest Monthly Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for any student at zero interest. This option is available for every university partner. Click here for a complete list.





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