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Diesel Mechanic Schools

Diesel mechanics take automotive repair to the next level. Specializing in diesel engines, which are tougher and more efficient than gasoline engines, diesel mechanics enjoy the challenges and rewards of skilled labors and may have high wages to go with it. If you'd rather pop the hood of a semi than a sedan, a diesel engine mechanic career may be right for you.

Diesel Mechanics

Diesel Mechanic Career Overview

It takes specialized career training to learn the ins and outs of diesel engines. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that "Job opportunities should be good for those who have completed formal postsecondary education and have strong technical skills." After completing their career training, diesel mechanics may go on to pursue national certification, which is recognized as the standard of quality in the field. The median salary, according to the BLS, was about $40,850 in 2010, with higher wages available for mechanics employed by local governments. If bus fleets and trains look like giant toys to you, it's time to consider career training in diesel mechanics.

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            Penn Foster , Online
            • Flexible Online Learning — Career programs designed for anytime learning.  Study when you have time and test when you feel ready.
            • Accredited and Supported — Regionally and nationally accredited programs with expert instructors available to answer your questions.
            • Affordable Tuition — 0% interest and low monthly payment plans.
            • Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
            • Founded in 1890 in Scranton, Pennsylvania    
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            • Students can complete an entry-level technician program in about a year, and manufacturer training and graduate in as little as 18 months.
            • Provides technical education training programs for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, and marine technicians.
            • Partners with many well-known manufacturers, including General Motors, Porsche Cars North America Inc., and BMW of North America LLC.
            • Offers internships to students and alumni for first-hand experience.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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