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Online Diesel Mechanic Degrees

Diesel Mechanic Programs 

Diesel mechanics typically service buses, trucks and diesel automobiles. They can also service farm equipment, cranes, tractors and combines. Some boats are also powered by diesel fuel and require diesel mechanics trained to work on boat engines. There is enough of a difference between gasoline- and diesel-fueled engines to make a difference in the way they are maintained. Much of diesel maintenance is preventative, important to keep the machine working and free of wear and tear. Diesel mechanics use computers to run diagnostic checks and find problems in diesel engines, which can then be fixed.

Training to be A Diesel Mechanic

If you want to find programs in diesel mechanic training, look to a local community college or a trade or vocational school. most programs last six months to 2 years and offer a certificate of completion or an associate's degree. Diesel mechanic programs offer a combination of classroom training and on-the-job experience, diagnosing and repairing diesel vehicles. It is important to stay up to date in this career, as pollution regulations nearly always affect diesel autos and are constantly changing.

Careers as a Diesel Mechanic

Most diesel mechanics work in specialized shops for diesel engines. They make an hourly wage between $11 and $25 per hour. Diesel mechanics can find jobs with local government, servicing vehicles, schools and freight trucking companies. Diesel mechanics are also in demand in repair and maintenance shops and at auto dealerships.

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