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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            • 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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            • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
            • Offers programs in psychology/social work, business management, medical billing, criminal justice, and more.
            • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
            • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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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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            WyoTech , Blairsville
            • Offers students the chance to complete their courses in less than 16 months.
            • Had a submission highlighted as one of the 25 best trucks at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market  Association (SEMA) Show by Motor Trend’s Truck Trend magazine.
            • Has partnerships with companies such as AAMCO, Pep Boys Auto, Ryder, John Deere, and others.
            • Offers courses at 5 campuses in California, Wyoming, Florida, and Pennsylvania.
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            Lincoln Tech , East Windsor
            • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
            • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
            • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
            • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
            • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
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