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The Diesel Technology program offered at Universal Technical Institute’s Bloomfield, New Jersey, campus helps provide students with the training and experience needed to fill entry-level roles in the industry. You could graduate from the program in as little as 45 weeks7 prepared for a role in the field. Transportation is one of the top industries in New Jersey, making UTI Bloomfield a great place to start your journey toward a career in the diesel industry.1
Many different types of commercial vehicles and heavy equipment systems operate using diesel technology. Students in the Diesel program at UTI Bloomfield get hands-on training with technology that a wide variety of industries depend on.
Foundational courses build knowledge from the ground up, so all skill levels are welcome. Students follow UTI’s blended learning model, which combines instructor-led training with hands-on application in the lab.
In-demand skills are taught during every course in the Diesel Technology program at UTI Bloomfield. Students gain the foundational knowledge needed to enter the industry. The courses in the program include:
UTI helps prepare students for entry-level careers in the diesel industry. Learn more in this video about some of the opportunities available for those with the right training and experience.
Graduates of the Diesel Technology program at the UTI Bloomfield campus earn certificates. Students who graduate are also prepared to take tests required for ASE certifications. Students can substitute their training for one of the two years of work experience required to become ASE certified.
The Diesel program at UTI Bloomfield is designed to give you the experience needed for entry-level roles in the industry, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more opportunities out there. After gaining skills and experience, grads could transition into other roles, including:
Want to learn more about the different career paths in the diesel industry? Read our career guide here.
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
The UTI Bloomfield campus is a great place to spend your time while getting trained for the industry. There are plenty of things to do when you’re not busy in the classroom, including exploring nearby racetracks like Atco Dragway and Island Dragway.
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If you’re interested in pursuing a hands-on career as a diesel technician, getting trained at UTI Bloomfield can help prepare you for the industry. Connect with an Admissions Representative who can help get you started on the right path today.
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29) UTI’s Diesel Technology program prepares graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as diesel technicians. Estimated annual salary is for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2020 Occupational Employment and Wages. Entry-level salaries are lower for UTI graduates. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on economic factors, personal credentials, work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer, and their compensation programs. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as diesel truck technicians, including in industries such as heavy equipment repair, power generation, and agriculture. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (49-3031) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is $32,360 to $94,400 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2020 data https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). Salary information for North Carolina: The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the hourly median wage for skilled diesel technicians in North Carolina is $23.20 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2020 Occupational Employment and Wages, Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists). The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentiles of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $19.41 and $16.18, respectively.
43) For Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an annual average of 28,100 job openings between 2020 and 2030. Job openings include openings due to net employment changes and net replacements. See Table 1.10 Occupational separations and openings, projected 2020–30, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed November 18, 2021. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Updated on November 18, 2021.
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