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Want to gain the knowledge, hands-on skills and expertise needed to work on big engines? Consider Universal Technical Institute’s Diesel Technology program. In just 45 weeks,7 you can prepare for a career as a diesel technician — and you can get trained right here at the Dallas/Fort Worth campus.
UTI’s Diesel Technology program is designed to build your base knowledge from the ground up, so no prior experience is required. Throughout the course of the program, you’ll take a series of courses that cover a variety of different aspects of diesel-powered vehicles and machinery — from engine service and repair to electronic systems and technology.
As a student in the program, you’ll follow UTI’s blended learning model, which combines online instructor-led training with hands-on application in the lab.18 The program was designed this way to mirror the type of training technicians complete in the field today.
As a diesel student at the DFW campus, you’ll gain a well-rounded set of skills that can be built upon throughout your career.1 Courses in the program include:
Matthew Hayes works as the field service manager for Crown Lift Trucks in Dallas. He’s a proud employer of UTI graduates and is grateful for the career-coaching skills UTI provides.
When choosing a training program, it’s important to consider the graduation documents you’ll receive. These documents can help demonstrate your level of commitment to future employers.
At the Dallas/Fort Worth campus, graduates of the Diesel Technology program earn diplomas. If they choose to take the Automotive & Diesel program, they can earn an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree.
Additionally, graduates are 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.
The Dallas/Fort Worth campus is proud to offer UTI’s 12-week Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) training. This Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training program (MSAT) can be taken in addition to the core diesel program to help students gain manufacturer-specific skills.15
Ever wondered what the opportunities are like for diesel technicians? Most of our grads start out working as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work. Some entry-level and advanced roles could include:77
Want to learn more about different diesel career paths? Read our career guide.
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
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7) Some programs may require longer than one year to complete.
15) Manufacturer-paid advanced training programs are conducted by UTI on behalf of manufacturers who determine acceptance criteria and conditions. These programs are not part of UTI’s accreditation. Programs available at select locations.
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 28,500 job openings between 2021 and 2031. Job openings include openings due to net employment changes and net replacements. See Table 1.10 Occupational separations and openings, projected 2021-31, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed October 13, 2022. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
77) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI prepares graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed.
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