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Students in the Peterbilt MSAT program train in a Diesel lab at UTI Lisle.

Diesel Mechanic School Near Chicago

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TRAIN FOR A DIESEL CAREER AT UTI

Diesel engines are used in a range of industries and help keep all kinds of equipment running. If you want a chance to work hands-on with these big engines, the Diesel Technology program at Universal Technical Institute can help prepare you for the industry.

Students can graduate in less than a year7 prepared for entry-level careers as diesel technicians. Get your training right here at the Lisle, Illinois, campus, located just outside of Chicago.

45 weeks Program length
107,629 Square feet of campus area
56 Number of classrooms & labs on campus

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Diesel students get hands-on training in a lab at UTI Lisle.

The Diesel Technology program at UTI teaches students how to service, repair and diagnose components related to diesel engines. Courses focus on different aspects of the machinery to help students build their knowledge from the ground up, which means all experience levels are welcome.

Diesel students at the Lisle campus follow UTI’s blended learning model, which provides a combination of online instructor-led training with hands-on application in labs. This not only gives students more flexibility in their schedules, but also mimics the training technicians receive in the industry.

DIESEL SKILLS STUDENTS WILL LEARN

The Diesel courses offered at the Lisle campus are designed to provide students with well-rounded experience that can be applied to the industry. The courses include:

  • Diesel Engines Service & Repair
  • Diesel Truck Manual Transmissions
  • Diesel Truck Brake Systems & Chassis
  • Diesel Truck Steering & Suspension Systems
  • Diesel Hydraulic Systems
  • Vehicle Electronic Systems and Technology
  • Diesel Truck Transport Refrigeration
  • Diesel Truck Preventative Maintenance
  • Automotive Climate Control Systems and Repair

HEAR FROM A UTI LISLE DIESEL GRAD

 

Nick Genemaras trained at UTI’s Lisle campus and now works as a diesel technician in the industry. Hear about his enthusiasm for the work he does and the potential he sees for future techs entering the field.5

DIESEL DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS NEAR CHICAGO

Training programs can offer a range of graduation documents to students once they’ve graduated. These are important to consider, as they can help you stand out to potential employers.

Graduates of the Diesel Technology program at the Lisle campus earn diplomas. They are also prepared to test for ASE certification, and can substitute training for one of the two years of work experience needed to become ASE certified.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Along with the core Diesel program, UTI’s Lisle campus offers three specialized training programs: the 12-week Fendt Technician Academy, the 12-week Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Finish First program and the 12-week Peterbilt Technician Institute.

These Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) programs can help students expand on their knowledge and gain manufacturer-specific skills.15

Freightliner
Westernstar
Peterbilt

CAREER OUTLOOK & OPPORTUNITIES

While the Diesel program at UTI’s Lisle campus is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the industry, they have the potential to advance to other roles after gaining experience and sharpening their skills. These could include:

Read our career guide to find out more about different diesel career paths.

28,000+ Estimated average annual diesel job openings in the U.S.43
$55,340 Median annual salary* for diesel technicians in the Chicago area29


*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.

ABOUT THE CAMPUS

Located just outside of Chicago, UTI’s Lisle campus offers students plenty to explore. Enjoy famous landmarks, music venues and attractions in the Windy City — as well as many fun things to see in Lisle, like parks and museums.

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CAMPUS LOCATION

2611 Corporate West Drive
   Lisle, IL 60532

M-F | 8am-5pm | Hours
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630-529-2662 | Campus
800-834-7308 | Admissions
866-246-2111 |  Financial Aid
800-441-4248 |  Student Services
630-529-2662 |  Employment Services

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TOUR THE CAMPUS

Want to see if UTI is the right choice for you? Touring the Lisle campus could help give you an idea. Guided tours are available Monday through Friday — click the link below to schedule one.

UPCOMING EVENTS

In-person and virtual events are hosted by UTI throughout the year. Keep up to date by checking out our events calendar below!

TRAIN TO BECOME DIESEL TECHNICIAN NEAR CHICAGO

Diesel technicians play an important role in keeping big rigs and other machinery running. If you’re looking for a detail-oriented career where you work with your hands, the Diesel program at UTI Lisle can help you get trained for the industry. Get in touch with an Admissions Representative today and request more information!