Program Training Plan
Diesel Mechanics may be hired as mechanics working on engines, automatic transmissions, drive trains, electrical systems, suspension and steering, hydraulics, and air systems. They work on heavy equipment, farm equipment, and on highway trucks. Diesel mechanics diagnose, repair, weld, and fine-tune the working parts of buses, trucks, construction machinery, and generators. Students will become proficient in basic shop skills, PM inspections, brake relines, engine tune-up and rebuilding, component inspection and measuring, drive trains, suspension and steering, and electrical trouble shooting.
Spanish Fork Campus
|Tuition||$2.00/per enrollment hour|
|High School Cost||Free Tuition + $325 Fees = $325.00|
|Adult Cost||$1,080 Tuition + $325 Fees = $1,405.00|
|Extra Supply Cost||Students will be required to purchase safety glasses and an advance tool kit to complete the course|
|Avg. Starting Wage||$43,160 Yearly ($20.75 /hr.)|
|Certifications||MATC Certificate of Proficiency (COP) in Diesel Mechanics|
Program dates, times, tuition and fees are subject to change.
(High school students qualify for free tuition only until they or their class graduates high school)
Training Materials Cost:
Tool Kit and Safety Glasses: $310.00
* A detailed tool list will be handed out on the first day of instruction. Prices may vary depending upon tool purchase location. MATC does not offer tools for purchase at the MATC bookstores. Students will not be required to repurchase some items they already own or purchased for earlier MATC Automotive classes.
Program Length540 Hour Program • 9 Months
• Student must have a valid driver’s license.
• As part of the admission process, students may be required to complete a basic assessment of reading and math skills. The test is free and takes approximately 2 hr. to complete. For additional information, call the Testing Center at: (801) 753-4110.
2013 Fall - 2014 Spring Diesel Mechanics Sessions Schedule
|Spanish Fork||Aug. 21, 2013 -- May 23, 2014||Mon. -- Fri.||7:30 - 10:30am|
|Spanish Fork||Aug. 21, 2013 -- May 23, 2014||Mon. -- Fri.||11:45am - 2:45pm|
THE DIESEL MECHANIC PROFESSION:
Diesel service technicians and mechanics inspect, repair, or overhaul buses, trucks, and anything else with a diesel engine. Diesel mechanics handle many kinds of repairs. They may work on a vehicle’s electrical system, make major engine repairs, or retrofit engines with emission control systems to comply with pollution regulations. Diesel engine maintenance is becoming increasingly complex as engines and other components use more electronic systems to control their operation. In addition to computerized diagnostic equipment, diesel mechanics use a variety of power and machine tools, such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, grinding machines, and welding equipment. Handtools including pliers, wrenches, and screwdrivers, are also commonly used. Diesel service technicians and mechanics may work on a vehicle’s electrical system, make major engine repairs, or retrofit engines with emission control systems to comply with pollution regulations.
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