Diesel Systems Technician
Hands-on training supported by theory to provide qualified technicians.
Training is provided in a vast array of areas: Safety, tools & equipment, employability skills, entrepreneurship, preventative maintenance, cooling systems, suspension, steering, exhaust systems, electrical/electronic systems, starting systems, charging systems, vehicle heat-AC systems, compressors, brakes (air/hydraulic), related welding, diesel engine repair, hydraulic/pneumatic systems, differentials, transmission (automatic/standard).
- Technicians for manufacturer and independent dealers
- Fleet service technicians
- Field technicians
- System specialist
- Parts department: counter person, inventory control, or export-manager
- Sales: new and used
- Repair facility owner
Students completing this program are readily employed in a wide variety of related industries. There is a worldwide shortage of diesel/heavy duty truck and bus technicians.
Employment of diesel service technicians is projected to grow 12% through 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. As more freight is shipped across the country, additional diesel powered trucks will be needed to carry freight where trains and pipelines are not available or economical. Additionally, diesel cars and light trucks are becoming more popular, and more diesel technicians will be needed to maintain and repair these vehicles.
The average earnings for bus and truck technicians and diesel engine specialists is $24.27 per hour or $54,640 annually. A technician with 2-5 years’ experience can increase their salary by approximately $5,000 annually, master technicians may earn more.
Location and Hours:
- Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 1800 Hours)
- Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 1800 Hours)