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A Diesel Technology student gets hands-on training in the lab at UTI Exton.
Diesel Mechanic School Near Philadelphia
Diesel technician training at UTI’s campus in Exton, Pennsylvania.

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TRAIN FOR A DIESEL CAREER AT UTI

You can gain the expertise and knowledge needed to work on commercial vehicles and heavy equipment systems that use diesel technology when you enroll in the Diesel Technology program offered at Universal Technical Institute’s campus in Exton, Pennsylvania, close to Philadelphia. Graduate in as little as 45 weeks7 prepared for an entry-level career in the industry.1

45 weeks Program length
178,000 Square feet of campus area
55 Number of classrooms & labs on campus

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Students in the Diesel Technology program at UTI Exton learn how to work on and repair big engines, trucks and other vehicles used in industries worldwide.

The Diesel Technology program at UTI’s Exton campus helps students build knowledge from the ground up, so no previous experience is required. Those enrolled learn how to work on and repair big engines, trucks and other vehicles used in industries worldwide.

Students follow UTI’s blended learning model, which combines hands-on lab application with online instructor-led training. This method mimics the type of training technicians complete in the field today.

DIESEL SKILLS STUDENTS WILL LEARN

Students in the Diesel program at UTI Exton learn in-demand skills needed for the industry. Classes include:

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

DISCOVER DIESEL MECHANIC OPPORTUNITIES

 

With total diesel technician employment expected to exceed 296,000 by 2030,48 there’s potential for a lot of career opportunities for those with the right training and experience. Learn more in this video!

DIESEL DIPLOMA NEAR PHILADELPHIA

Graduation documents can be important for demonstrating your level of commitment to future employers.

Graduates of the Diesel Technology program at the UTI Exton campus earn diplomas. They’re also prepared to test for ASE certification and can substitute their training for one of the two years of work experience required to become ASE certified.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

The UTI Exton campus also offers students the chance to take additional diesel training. The 12-week Cummins Engines program trains students to work with state-of-the-industry engines and equipment from Cummins.46 This Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) program can help students stand out with potential employers.

Cummins

CAREER OUTLOOK & OPPORTUNITIES

Students in UTI’s Diesel Technology program gain the experience they need for entry-level roles in the industry. As their skills and experience grow, there are opportunities to pursue other avenues in the field, including:

Check out some of the other career paths available in the diesel industry by reading our career guide.

28,000+ Estimated average annual diesel job openings in the U.S.43
$56,270 Median annual salary* for diesel technicians in the Phhiladelphia area29


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

ABOUT THE CAMPUS

UTI’s Exton campus is located close Philadelphia, where you can check out historic attractions and enjoy a Philly cheesesteak! There are also several nearby racetracks, including Maple Grove Raceway, which is sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).

UTI exton campus location on google maps

CAMPUS LOCATION

750 Pennsylvania Drive
   Exton, Pennsylvania 19341

M-F | 8am-5pm | Hours
M-F | 8:30am & 2pm By Appointment Only


610-458-5595 | Campus
800-834-7308 | Admissions
866-246-3072 |  Financial Aid
877-884-3986 |  Student Services
610-646-8654 |  Career Services

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TOUR THE CAMPUS

You can get a behind-the-scenes look at the different classrooms and labs at the UTI Exton campus by scheduling a guided tour. They’re offered Monday through Friday!

UPCOMING EVENTS

From industry days to open houses, UTI hosts a variety of events year-round. Check out the calendar below to view upcoming in-person and virtual events!

TRAIN TO BECOME A DIESEL TECHNICIAN

Diesel technicians help keep the big engines used in so many industries running. If you’re interested in training for a career in the field, UTI Exton can help you graduate in less than a year. Request information today and get connected with an Admissions Representative who can help you with the process!