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What studies do you need to get the position of diesel mechanic?

How many years or studies do you need to obtain a certificate as a specialist in diesel mechanics?mechanicofdiesel

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Hassan’s Answer

This totally depends on the employer. You maybe able to get in with no experience by sweeping floors and cleaning while you learn the basics.

I'd look at job postings to see what requirements they list and then research how to obtain those. I'd call the places you're most interested in and ask to speak to the shop foreman. Ask them what training they value and from which school.

There are trade school and maybe apprenticeship programs where you can get certifications. This route may have a significant costs, but may increase your chances to get hired and starting a higher salary. You'd need to do extensive research on 'for profit' schools to ensure employers really value the certification.

Community colleges and Universities may also offer a more generic Auto Mechanic program and then you could specialized in Diesel. https://www.universities.com/find/texas/best/diesel-mechanics-technology-technician-degrees has a list that includes Western Technical College in El Paso. However, they didn't make this https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges-with-diesel-mechanics/ list.

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Brian’s Answer

A strong aptitude in mechanical systems and a basic understanding of engine operation would be a solid start. Once you have a basic understanding of engine operation, find an old lawnmower engine, study it, and tear it down paying attention to how things go together/work. After HS, you can enroll in vocational schools that offer diesel classes. These programs typically last 20-24 months split between classroom time and hands on time. Most also provide assistance with job placement as well. A certificate with your name on it goes a long ways in helping to land a job. Good luck!
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