Schools for Diesel Mechanic Training

As long as we have a need for trucks, trains and construction vehicles, we'll have a need for professionally trained diesel mechanics. According to, the average starting salary for diesel mechanics in America is £9.20 to £14.0 per hour. The website speculates that the need for diesel mechanics will grow about 15 per cent by 2018. Whether you are a high school graduate looking to start a new career or a seasoned mechanic interested in becoming current with new and more complex diesel engines, schools for diesel mechanic training can get you started.

Nashville Auto-Diesel College

Nashville Auto-Diesel College is one of the many Lincoln Tech schools of auto mechanics and diesel technology. The Nashville, Tenn., school offers hands-on diesel mechanic training working on real-life buses, trains and 18-wheelers. Some areas of study include hydraulic applications, fuel systems, diesel electronics and diagnosis, and diesel engine repair. Students can choose from three programs to earn a diesel mechanics diploma, associate's or advanced associate's degree.

Nashville Auto-Diesel College

1524 Gallatin Ave.

Nashville, TN 37206


Universal Technical Institute

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) has nine campuses nationwide, including schools in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia and Dallas. The curriculum at UTI focuses on diesel mechanic skills required to work in car dealerships, to repair diesel engine trucks, maintenance construction equipment and transportation refrigeration systems. In addition to the diesel mechanics programs, a student may choose elective programs to enhance his training. Some elective programs include make- and model-specific courses such as Toyota Professional Automotive Training, Nissan Automotive Technician Training and Ford Accelerated Credential Training.

Universal Technical Institute, Main Campus

10695 W. Pierce St.

Avondale, AZ 85323


University of Northwestern Ohio College of Technologies

The College Of Technologies at the University of Northwestern Ohio lays claim to being the best diesel automotive college in America. Offering hands-on training with master diesel instructors certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the school uses modern equipment and state-of-the-art computer engine programs. The college also is committed to keeping current with EPA standards and requirements. Some of the program topics of study include diesel cab electronics, diesel truck preventive maintenance, EGR diesel engines and heavy duty diesel transmissions. The school also offers a commercial driver's license (CDL) program so students can earn a CDL to test-drive big rigs.

University of Northwestern Ohio College of Technologies

1441 N. Cable Rd.

Lima, OH 45805


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