Top Schools for Diesel Mechanic Programs

Read about the top schools for aspiring diesel mechanics. Learn about program options at three leading colleges, as well as other schools in the country that provide training in diesel mechanics.

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School Overview

Students who are interested in becoming diesel mechanics can pursue certificate and/or Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) programs in diesel technology at the Pennsylvania College of Technology or San Jacinto College. Students learn about repair and maintenance of diesel engines and components found in farm and construction equipment, semi-trucks and buses, as well as some cars and boats.

1. Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA

School Highlight: This school ranks as one of the top ten colleges in the North, according to U.S. World & News Report.

PCT is one of the top ten Northern colleges as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Students who complete its A.A.S. in Diesel Technology program are prepared for optional manufacturer certifications, as well as EPA technician certifications in stationary refrigeration and motor vehicle air-conditioning. Alternatively, students can pursue a diesel technician certificate and study vehicle inspection, tune-ups, brake service and engine overhaul.

2. San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX

School Highlight: This college proffers students the chance to engage in a career in the field, prior to graduation.

Students in the A.A.S. in Diesel Technology program learn about diesel engine testing and repair, brake systems, electrical systems and shop safety. The school also offers a 3-term diesel technology certificate program. The school has three campuses in the Pasadena area and seven extension centers that are used for workforce training, technical training and personal enrichment programs.

Top Schools with Diesel Mechanic Programs

School Name Distinction Location
American River College Offers degrees and certificates in Diesel Technology Sacramento, CA
Florida State College at Jacksonville Offers the largest workforce development program in the state Jacksonville, FL
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill Diesel technology program offers a specialization in John Deere construction and forestry equipment Cobleskill, NY
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