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Technology Program

Diesel Technology Program in New Jersey


Looking for a Fine-Tuned Career?

Do you like working on big and powerful engines? Then you’ll enjoy servicing, troubleshooting, and repairing diesel-powered trucks, buses, commercial and industrial vehicles in our Diesel Technology program. Here students learn how to diagnose, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, and diesel engines.

This is a growing industry in demand of technicians. As diesel trucks become more prevalent, the need for workers to perform maintenance and repairs is necessary. Diesel engines are indispensable in today’s economy, making the occupation of a diesel technician incredibly valuable.

  • *Day or Evening *Full or Part Time - Classes Available
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Job Growth

Projected to grow 5%
from 2018-2028

Employment Opportunities

Over 285,300 new jobs
are projected for 2018-2028


The average salary is
$47,350 per year
$22.76 per hour

*The numbers and information above are based on statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Because of their efficiency and durability, diesel engines are used all over the world as a reliable way to power our modes of transportation and construction. With training in our Diesel Technology Program at Pennco Tech, we can prepare you for a lucrative and fulfilling career that will allow you to transfer your passion for the trade of Diesel Technology into a profession.

Enroll Today!

If you are looking for a Diesel Technology Program (at our Blackwood campus only), contact us today. We can have you visit our campus and see first-hand how we prepare our students for this in-demand career field.

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.

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About The Program

Diesel Technicians are responsible for the repair and maintenance of diesel engines. Compared to automotive engines, diesel engines power heavy-duty machinery such as trucks, tractor-trailers, and busses. Our industry-experienced instructors will teach you the skills and techniques necessary to become a diesel technician in a hands-on environment.

As a student enrolled in our Diesel Technology Program, you will work on a variety of repairs including:

  • Diesel engine and heavy-duty truck preventive maintenance
  • Fuel injector service
  • Transmission, clutch, and driveline service
  • MIG and TIG welders
  • Air/hydraulic brake system service
  • Emission system diagnosing and repair
  • Truck and trailer lubrication
  • Heating and AC system service
  • Electrical and electronic system service
  • Diagnostics utilizing computer scanners and electronic measuring devices

What Careers Are Available for Diesel Technicians?

As the job outlook for diesel technicians grows, graduates from our program can become qualified for in-demand positions in this growing field.  Upon completion of our program, alumni from Pennco Tech have chosen careers as:

  • Diesel technician
  • Bus/truck technician
  • Fleet technician
  • Transportation technician
  • Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service mechanic


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Lifetime Career Assistance

At Pennco Tech, we take pride in our history of student achievement and high job placement rates. Once you’ve completed our program and are ready to show off your skills to a prospective employer, our Career Services department is ready to help you every step of the way.  They can help you create a resume, prepare for interviews, and connect you with our local and national employers for job opportunities.


Enroll in Our Diesel Technician Training Program

The flexibility of day and evening classes makes it easy to fit learning into your schedule, while affordable tuition with opportunities for financial aid for those who qualify helps you invest in your future at Pennco Tech. Contact us today to learn more about enrolling in the program and schedule a tour at our Bristol, Pennsylvania campus, or Blackwood, New Jersey campus.

Our Diesel Technology Graduates Find Careers As

Diesel Technician

Bus/Truck Technician

Fleet Technician

Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Mechanic

I love the staff and the instructors were awesome. They knew things I couldn’t even think of before, but now I’m ready for my career in my field of study. I recommend this school to anyone that dives in deep with torque specs for engine rebuilding, volumetric efficiency, and coefficient of friction understanding.

Mack D., Diesel Technology Program

The diesel program was a very good decision for me to take. Very informative instructors and great hands on experience.

Tyler D., Diesel Technology Program

Thoroughly enjoyed all the teachers and my time there. Great school.

Mike K., Diesel Technology Program