State-of-the-industry equipment fills a Diesel lab at UTI Houston.

Diesel Mechanic Vocational School in Houston, TX

Diesel technician training right here in Houston.

Diesel Mechanic Vocational School in Houston, TX

Diesel technician training right here in Houston.

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State-of-the-industry equipment fills a Diesel lab at UTI Houston.

Diesel Mechanic Vocational School in Houston, TX

Diesel technician training right here in Houston.


Do you dream of working on big engines? Training for a career in the diesel industry may be perfect for you. UTI’s Diesel Technology program can equip you with the knowledge, skills and industry connections needed to help set you up for success in today’s industry — and you can complete your training right here at our Houston campus.

45 weeks Program length7
3 weeks Frequency of class start dates


If you’re looking for diesel mechanic training in Houston, look no further than UTI’s campus.

With the Diesel Technology program offered at UTI Houston, you can train to become a skilled diesel technician. Whether you’ve spent your whole life tinkering on engines or have no prior experience, this program can help to get you ready to pursue a career in just 45 weeks.

As a student at the Houston campus, you’ll follow a blended learning model, which combines online instructor-led training with hands-on application in the lab.18 Not only can this provide more flexibility for you, but it’s similar to the type of learning that takes place out in the field.


As a diesel student at our Houston campus, you’ll gain the fundamentals needed to service powerful trucks and engines. Your training will cover topics such as truck brakes and chassis, transport refrigeration and more. Courses in the program include:

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


Curious what it’s like to train at the Houston campus? Check out this virtual tour to go behind the scenes in our automotive, diesel, welding and collision repair labs.


If you’re considering UTI for your training, you might be wondering what graduation documents you’ll receive upon finishing your program. This documentation can demonstrate your commitment and skill level to future employers.

At the Houston campus, graduates of the 45-week Diesel Technology program earn an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree. If you decide to continue your training with the Cummins Engines program, you’ll also earn a diploma as a graduate of that program.

In addition to this, diesel graduates are prepared to take the exams required to earn ASE certifications, which are considered valuable by the industry. They can also substitute their training for one of the two years of work experience required to become ASE certified.


The Houston campus offers UTI’s 12-week Cummins Engines program, which is designed to be completed in addition to the core diesel program.46

Cummins invests directly into UTI labs to ensure students are gaining the skills needed to work on their line of equipment. Graduates of this program earn qualifications that allow them to do warranty work if employed later at Cummins distributors and authorized dealers.


UTI’s diesel training is designed to prepare you for a career as an entry-level technician. However, there are many different paths within the industry that grads can take. To give you an idea, here’s a list of common diesel jobs:

  • Diesel Automotive Repair & Maintenance
  • Mobile Diesel Mechanic
  • Railroad and Marine Diesel Technician
  • Power Gen Technician
  • Diesel Service Writer
  • Agricultural Mechanic

Want more information on potential career paths? Check out our career guide.

28,000+ Estimated average annual diesel job openings in the U.S.43
$49,690 Median annual salary* for diesel technicians in the Houston area29

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


The Houston campus is conveniently located near IAH Airport and is just a drive away from exciting attractions like downtown Houston, Lake Conroe and NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

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721 Lockhaven Drive
   Houston, TX 77073

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M-F | 9:30am & 1:30pm | Campus Tours

281-443-6262 | Campus
800-834-7308 | Admissions
866-246-1249 |  Financial Aid
800-510-5072 |  Student Services
281-214-7251 |  Career Services

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Want to experience the excitement of the campus firsthand? UTI Houston hosts guided tours Monday through Friday. This is a great way to see how UTI can help you pursue your career goals.


Whether it be workshops, open houses or industry days, UTI puts on a variety of virtual and in-person events throughout the year. Click the link below to see what’s coming up!


The industry needs skilled diesel technicians. If you’re ready to start training for a career, now’s the time. Diesel classes start every 3 weeks. Request information to connect with an Admissions Representative!