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Having little to no luck in your “diesel mechanic school near me” searches? UTI offers a diesel school program near San Bernardino, CA, with industry-aligned training that can help students build the skills employers often value in entry-level candidates.1 Learn more below!
UTI’s diesel training program is in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, just west of San Bernardino. The program practices a blended learning model to match the type of ongoing training diesel techs typically encounter in the field.18 Students spend a portion of their time learning online and a portion of their time practicing in industry-standard labs.
For 45 weeks, students are trained in maintaining and repairing diesel-powered equipment found in a variety of industries, including agriculture, power generation and trucking and transportation.7 After graduation, students can pursue entry-level diesel technician careers or specialized training at one of UTI’s nationwide campuses!77
UTI Rancho Cucamonga also offers comprehensive student services such as financial aid10, housing assistance and career services that can help students as they pursue a career.
Attending a diesel mechanic school and earning a graduation document can be valuable, as it verifies training to potential employers.
At UTI Rancho Cucamonga, diesel school graduates are awarded diplomas. Graduates who complete the Automotive & Diesel Technology combination program earn associate of occupational studies (AOS) degrees.
In addition to a graduation document, graduates can substitute their training for one of the two years of work experience required to test for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification!
Developed in collaboration with industry leaders, our diesel school builds students’ knowledge from the ground up, helping them develop skills relevant to the field. Course topics include:
Agriculture, travel and tourism, and construction are among California’s largest industries – all of which require diesel mechanics. This makes the state an exciting place to pursue this career. But what about salary?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists in California was $62,890 in May 2022.29 This means half earned more and half earned less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors, including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area.
READ: Diesel Technician Salary Guide
The diesel mechanic training program at UTI prepares students for entry-level roles, but as with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with experience and hard work.77
Examples of entry-level and advanced diesel technician career paths include:
Want to learn more about diesel technician career paths?
READ: Finding Diesel Technician Jobs After Graduation
While the roles mentioned are exciting paths to pursue, their availability in San Bernardino, CA, is linked to current demand. Graduates who need help searching for local opportunities can lean on our Career Services team!1
Visit our Rancho Cucamonga, CA diesel mechanic school for an up-close look at the tools, technologies and equipment our students use during training! Schedule a campus tour and then follow these directions to get here: Schedule a campus tour and then follow these directions to get here:
Fastest route may change depending on most recent traffic conditions.
9494 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
M-F | 8am-5pm | Hours
TU&TH | 10am, 2pm, 6pm
W | 10 am & 2 pm
F | 10am & 1pm
SAT | 9am & 1pm
Feeling unsure about diesel school? UTI Rancho Cucamonga offers five other skilled-trade programs!
Our Rancho Cucamonga campus offers a 51-week Automotive Technology training program that utilizes a blended learning model to provide students with flexibility.7 Like the diesel training program, our auto courses help prepare students to test for ASE certification after graduation, plus eligible graduates can enroll in manufacturer-specific advanced training!11
Our 36-week Welding Technology program includes courses created in collaboration with the experts at Lincoln Electric help students develop industry-aligned skills. The hands-on program boasts labs that reflect the field and simulates situations welding techs face.
Designed to help students build practical, in-demand skills, our 30-week Industrial Maintenance Technician program teaches students to maintain and repair machinery critical to the manufacturing and power-generation industries. Students train in labs that mirror the field and simulate scenarios industrial maintenance technicians may encounter.
Coming to UTI Rancho Cucamonga.
UTI’S Robotics & Automation Technician program teaches hands-on courses designed to meet current industry needs so students can graduate ready to contribute to the field. The program builds students’ knowledge from the ground up and prepares them to pursue entry-level roles in just 51 weeks.
The Wind Turbine Technician program at UTI was developed in collaboration with industry professionals and is led by experienced instructors. Students can learn the fundamentals behind safely repairing wind turbine components in just 30 weeks!
Train for an exciting career in just 45 weeks. Our passionate instructors will be there every step of the way! Ready to get started? Request more information, and an admissions representative will reach out to answer your questions or point you toward the next step!