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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. 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? UTI’s program is designed to prepare you for entry-level roles, but just like any industry, you may be able to advance to other positions as you gain skills and experience. Some of these include:
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.
The DFW campus is located near a variety of fun attractions, like Six Flags Over Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art and Dealey Plaza. It’s also conveniently located near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
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Diesel technicians help power vehicles and machinery our world relies on. If a career in this industry sounds exciting to you, now’s a great time to get trained. Request information today to connect with an Admissions Representative, who can help you get started!
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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.
29) Estimated annual median salary for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on personal credentials and economic factors. Work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer and their compensation programs affect wages. Entry-level salaries may be lower. UTI programs prepare graduates for careers in industries using the provided training, primarily as diesel technicians. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as a diesel truck technician, such as maintenance technician, locomotive technician and marine diesel technician. 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 $34,323 to $70,713 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2019 data, viewed June 2, 2021, https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). North Carolina salary information: The U.S. Department of Labor estimate of hourly earnings of the middle 50% for skilled diesel technicians in North Carolina, published May 2021, is $23.20. 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 $19.41 and $16.18, respectively. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020. Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, viewed June 2, 2021.)
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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