Automotive and Diesel Technology (ADT)

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Automotive and Diesel Technology Courses

Big dreams. Big engines. Big future.

Thinking big often leads to a successful future. That’s why if you find yourself intrigued by heavy-duty engines and complex fuel systems, Automotive Training Center’s Diesel mechanic school is definitely for you.

Manufacturers and dealers nationwide are constantly looking for reliable technicians with in-depth automotive diesel training and experience. ATC’s Diesel mechanic school provides you with these valuable assets and focuses on creating tomorrow’s diesel experts today.

Take advantage of classroom lessons and hands-on shop experience while becoming familiar with the industry’s biggest names, like Detroit Diesel (MTU), Cummins, and Caterpillar.

Your big opportunity is waiting!

Diesel TechIn addition to the career paths listed in the Automotive program, graduates of the ADT program may qualify for entry-level positions, such as:

  • Automotive, Truck, Bus and Marine Diesel Technician
  • Injection Pump Rebuilder/Calibrator
  • Power Generator Technician
  • Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Manufacturer Representative*
  • Service and/or Parts Manager*
  • Service Writer

*These positions may require several years of industry field experience

Jobs to Pursue Following Diesel Mechanic Training

Now that you have a better idea of some of the jobs that may be available following diesel mechanic training, let’s go in-depth to explore exactly what you will be doing in the day to day if you graduate from ATC.

As a diesel engine technician, you’ll work on vehicles that run on diesel. You’ll to be prepared to work on the diesel engine itself, of course, but also with other components, like electrical systems. Job opportunities abound with automotive repair shops, large transit organizations, and even military organizations.

Fleet mechanics work with organizations and manufacturers to maintain fleets of diesel vehicles. There are many companies and organizations out there that have numerous vehicles to maintain, so a career as a fleet mechanic can be a great choice. You may work on police and fire vehicles, refuse trucks, and construction equipment to ensure they’re up to the task.

Many diesel mechanics graduate from ATC and go on to work on farm equipment. Farmers are reliant on their vehicles to harvest crops and take care of business each and every day. You’ll see tractors, harvesters, and other heavy-duty equipment and may work with farmers or government agencies to maintain these diesel vehicles.

Receiving Your Diesel Education at ATC

DieselIf you’ve given consideration to enrolling in the Diesel program here at ATC, keep in mind that there are plenty of tools you’ll be learning all about here at our diesel training school. The good news for you is that you’ll be learning about them from certified instructors who work with diesel engines every day.

Not only will you learn about engines, but you’ll also gain practice on electrical systems, brakes, and suspension and steering systems. As a diesel mechanic, you need to be an experienced problem solver and solution finder. Whether you are speaking to another technician, talking to a service writer, or a diesel equipment owner, it’s important to explain things in an easy-to-understand manner. We seek to develop diesel technician skills but also your communication skills as both are crucial to your success.

When you think of a diesel engine, the first thing you may think of is a large tow truck or heavy-duty equipment. That being said, there are many other vehicles using diesel, whether it’s a school bus, SEPTA bus, boat, or locomotive. There are so many opportunities for graduates to explore.

Discover Your Diesel Career at ATC

Thinking about your future? You may be thinking about becoming a diesel mechanic. If so, it’s time to schedule an Exton campus tour here at Automotive Training Center near Warminster.

Big engines can lead to a big future for you. In our Automotive and Diesel Technology program, you’ll learn the tools of the trade from experienced and knowledgeable diesel instructors. We look forward to seeing you here for your tour soon!