The Diesel Mechanics program has an excellent placement record for all graduates who have been available for work. Job placement records show graduates obtain jobs in construction, truck, and agricultural equipment repair. Diesel-powered equipment and vehicles are used in all parts of the world, so graduates of this program can find employment almost anywhere they want to work and live. A mechanic's wage depends on the type of equipment being maintained, the location of the business, and how capable he/she is.
There is a growing need for qualified diesel technicians all across the country. Graduates find employment in heavy equipment repair shops, over-the-road truck stops, and agricultural equipment shops. Many graduates move into management positions or start their own businesses after gaining work experience. Starting pay varies with the geographic area and type of work that is done.
Possible Job Titles
Diesel Technician, Fleet Mechanic, Maintenance Supervisor, Shop Foreman or Field