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A Top Diesel Mechanic School in Texas

Working with your hands is necessary to maintain reliable, large-scale diesel engines necessary for transportation and operating large equipment. Our Diesel Technology Program equips you with the skills to tackle these important pieces of machinery.

Student working on an engine in diesel mechanic school in Texarkana, Texas.

What to Know at a Glance

Duration

2 year associate degree (60 sch);
1 year certificate (42 sch);
1 semester certificate (15 sch)

Delivery

A blend of face-to-face and online

Scheduling Options

Full time; Day classes

Where it is offered

TexAmericas

About Diesel Mechanic Technology

Diesel engines keep heavy trucks on the road and keep boats and important equipment running. As long as society depends on these machines to get big jobs done, demand will be high for trained workers who can repair and maintain them.

You’ll learn basic diesel engine maintenance, hydraulics, powertrain and engine diagnostics, and more to prepare you for a career ensuring the machinery crucial for a functional society stays running. Join our diesel mechanic school in Texarkana, Texas.

Diesel Engine I
An introduction to the basic principles of diesel engines and systems.

Advanced Diesel Tune-Up and Troubleshooting
Advanced concepts and skills required for tune-up and troubleshooting procedures of diesel engines. Emphasis on the science of diagnostics with a common sense approach.

Diesel Engine Testing and Repair II
Continuation of Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I. Coverage of testing and repairing diesel engines including related systems and specialized tools.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving
  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Customer Service

Possible Careers and Salaries

Mechanic

$38,875

Diesel Engine Specialist

$43,754

Farm Equipment Mechanic

$31,131

Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors

$82,275

Tire Repairer

$28,591

Tuition Costs

Approximate total program cost for in-district (Bowie County residents) for the Diesel Technology Program is $7,110.

Program Contacts

David Lipscomb

Diesel Technology Program Coordinator

Shawna Watkins

Director of Workforce Education

Contact Texarkana College to Get Started