Hands-on training supported by theory to provide qualified technicians.

INTRODUCTION

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).

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This program is designed to prepare individuals for employment as:

  • Bus/truck technicians for/as: manufacturer dealers, independent dealers, fleet service technicians, field technicians, or system specialist
  • Parts department: counter person, inventory control, or export-manager
  • Sales: new and used
  • Bus/truck repair facility owner

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK

Employment of diesel service technicians and mechanics 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.

SALARY

The average earnings for bus and truck technicians and diesel engine specialists were $21.02 per hour or $43,720 annually. A technician with 2-5 years’ experience can increase their salary by approximately $5,000 annually, master technicians may earn more.