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DIESEL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM OVERVIEW

When you choose UTI's Diesel Technology Program, you’re in good company. Some of the biggest names in diesel look to UTI graduates to keep their engines running. That means you can feel confident that you’ll learn the skills top manufacturers say matter most.

44% The percentage DOT projects the weight of goods moved by truck to rise in the next three decades
5 programs Diesel manufacturer-specific advanced training programs
45 weeks From start to finish

HANDS-ON DIESEL MECHANIC EDUCATION

In less than a year, you could train to be a diesel technician. It all starts with completing a core diesel program. These foundational courses build your base knowledge from the ground up, teaching you how to diagnose, repair, and replace like a true big engine professional. From here, you can move on to specialized advanced training on trucks and engines from leading brands.

UTI Diesel Technician Training Lab

TRUCK BRAKES AND CHASSIS

Perform service, repairs and electronic diagnosis on foundation and anti-lock brake systems. All training is performed on complete trucks in a shop environment.

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TRUCK PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Learn how to perform original equipment manufacturer recommended maintenance and Department of Transportation annual safety checks. Instruction on basic truck wheel alignment procedures will also be covered.

UTI Diesel Tech School Classroom

DIESEL ENGINES

Learn the principles of operation of four-stroke engines including diesel combustion fundamentals and other characteristics unique to diesel engines.

UTI Diesel Mechanic School Students

DIESEL FUEL SYSTEMS

Learn to safely diagnose and repair mechanical and electronically controlled diesel fuel-injection systems.

UTI Diesel Mechanic Training Lab

TRANSPORTATION REFRIGERATION

Learn to service and repair major components on a transport refrigeration unit. Perform diagnosis and repair procedures as part of routine maintenance on Carrier and Thermo King transportation refrigeration systems.

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SPECIALIZED DIESEL TECHNICIAN TRAINING

Continue your training at UTI in courses created with leading manufacturers and designed to mimic workflows found in the real world. Manufacturers cover tuition in some of the advanced training programs.15

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DIESEL ASE CERTIFICATION

UTI’s Diesel Mechanic Training program is Master Certified by the ASE Education Foundation, a division of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Graduates of the program are well prepared to complete ASE examinations and can substitute their training for one year of the two years of work experience required to become ASE certified.

YOUR FUTURE STARTS NOW

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UTI DIESEL MECHANIC SCHOOL LOCATIONS

UTI's Diesel Technician Training program is offered at 10 of our campus locations across the country. So, whether you live a few miles away or in a different state altogether, we'll help you find the right school. Need help making the transition from home to school? Our Student Services team can assist you.

INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE

Diesel technicians are in high demand and our graduates come out of school prepared to meet that demand. You’ll be ready to put your diverse skills to work in a wide range of industries including oil, agriculture, construction and everywhere else diesel engines are found. See how our diesel schools set you up for a promising future.

283,000 Number of projected job openings for diesel service technicians between 2016 and 2026 12
10.49 billion Tons of freight transported by trucks in 2015 alone

WHEN DO CLASSES START?

Diesel mechanic classes begin at regular intervals so you can start when it's convenient for you. We'll work with you to apply for financial aid, submit required paperwork, set up campus tours and even help you find housing.

11 locations Number of campuses that offer diesel mechanic training
3 weeks Frequency of class start dates

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