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The Diesel Technology program offered at Universal Technical Institute’s campus in Austin, Texas, helps gives students the education and experience they need to work on diesel-powered machines and vehicles. In as little as 45 weeks,7 you can graduate prepared for an entry-level career as a diesel technician.1
Students in the Diesel Technology program learn how to repair, diagnose and service heavy-equipment systems, commercial vehicles and diesel engine components. Knowledge is built from the ground up, so all experience levels are welcome.
The program follows UTI’s blended learning model, which provides students with a combination of online instructor-led learning and hands-on application in labs.18
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In-demand skills are taught in the Diesel Technology program. Courses are designed to provide students with well-rounded experience that can be applied to jobs in the industry. They include:
There are several career opportunities available for diesel technicians in many different industries. Check out this high-level look at some of the industries that utilize diesel technology!
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Graduates of the Diesel Technology program at UTI Austin will earn diplomas. They also will be prepared to take tests needed for ASE certification and will be able to substitute their training for one of the two years of work experience needed to become ASE certified.
The Diesel program at UTI is designed to help students prepare for entry-level roles. However, there is always the opportunity to explore more roles after gaining experience in the industry. These careers might include:
Learn about some of the different paths in the diesel industry by reading our career guide.
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
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Total diesel technician employment is expected to exceed 296,000 by 2030, so there’s no better time to train for a career in the industry.48 Want to learn more? Connect with an Admissions Representative to learn more about attending the Diesel Technology program at the UTI Austin campus!
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7) Some programs may require longer than one year to complete.
18) UTI now offers all of its automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine technician training in a blended learning format consisting of online lecture courses along with in-person, hands-on lab training.
29) UTI’s Diesel Technology Program prepares graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as diesel technicians. Estimated annual salary shown above is for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2021 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 $22.89 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2021 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 percentile of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $18.59 and $17.03, 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.
48) The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that total national employment for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists will be 296,800 by 2030. See Table 1.2 Employment by detailed occupation, 2020 and projected 2030, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed November 18, 2021.
UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
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