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Diesel Mechanics Brcohure


All first-year students attending Mercer County Career Center will be evaluated using Benchmarks. Benchmarks are an indicator of future success in the field and for further training.


Bus Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Diesel Technician, Fleet Mechanic, General Repair Mechanic, Mechanic, Service Technician, Trailer Mechanic, Transit Mechanic, Truck Mechanic


Median wages (2016)$21.72 hourly, $45,170 annual Projected growth (2014-2024) Faster than average (9% to 13%) Faster than average (9% to 13%) *Source: O-Net

Diesel Technology Student

Learn the skills needed to pursue a career in hydraulics, pneumatics, transportation electrical systems, and diesel engine maintenance and repair.

Acquire the knowledge and skills needed for a career in this growing industry.

Courses of Study

  • Diagnostic and Repair Techniques

  • Preventive Maintenance of Diesel and Gas Engines

  • Engine Tear Down and Rebuilding

  • Exhaust, Cooling, Lubrication, Electrical, and Electronic Systems

Industry Certifications

  • Brakes

  • Diesel Engines

  • Electrical Electronic Systems

  • Preventive Maintenance Inspection

  • Suspension and Steering

Class Requirements

Students are responsible for:

  • Protective shoes

  • Safety glasses

DST Students make adjustments to a demo engine.