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Formal Training is Key to Starting a Career in Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology StudentCompleting a formal Diesel Technology training program is key to launching a career in this competitive and demanding field, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in their Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition.* In discussing diesel service technicians and mechanics, the BLS states, “Employers prefer to hire graduates of formal training programs because those workers are able to advance quickly to the journey level of diesel service. Other workers who learn diesel engine repair through on-the-job training need three to four years of experience before becoming journey-level technicians.” In terms of near-term job prospects, the BLS report notes, “Opportunities should be very good for people who complete formal training in diesel mechanics; applicants without formal training will face competition for jobs.”

Diesel Technology Training Available at WyoTech in Laramie, Wyo.

In the United States, one of the leading schools for Diesel Technology training is WyoTech in Laramie, Wyo. Founded in 1966, WyoTech’s Laramie campus offers a 1,500-hour program that trains students in various aspects of modern diesel technology, including engine theory and rebuild, engine tune-up, cooling systems, lubrication systems, induction, exhaust and after-treatment systems, hydrostatic transmissions, charging systems, heavy-duty torque converters, power train principles, heavy-duty clutches, transport refrigeration, brake air systems, steering alignment, gear trains and more.
The Diesel Technology program emphasizes hands-on training in a modern 51,000 square-foot lab/workshop taught by instructors who are professional diesel technicians. WyoTech students are trained on machines from such industry leaders as Cummins, Caterpillar and Detroit Diesel.

Diesel Technology Specialty Programs Available

In addition to their core studies, WyoTech students may select from a number of specialty programs including:

  • Applied Service Management
  • Motorsports Chassis Fabrication
  • Street Rod and Custom Fabrication
  • Advanced Diesel
  • Automotive Technology
  • Trim and Upholstery Technology

WyoTech’s Laramie graduates can not only qualify for entry-level jobs maintaining and repairing diesel-powered trucks and cars, but also on construction equipment, locomotives, extraction equipment and diesel-powered ships.

Contact WyoTech Today

For complete information on WyoTech’s Diesel Technology program and the WyoTech Laramie campus, contact WyoTech today!

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

* BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011:, December 2009. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

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