HANDS-ON DIESEL MECHANIC EDUCATION In less than a year,7 you could train to be a diesel technician. It all starts with completing a core diesel program. These foundational courses build your base knowledge from the ground up, teaching you how to diagnose, repair, and replace like a true big engine professional. From here, you can move on to specialized advanced training on diesel trucks and engines from leading brands. Our Diesel program follows a blended learning model, which includes a mix of online instructor-led training with hands-on application in the lab. This allows students to experience what training is like in the workforce and offers more flexibility with schedules. UTI is not an online diesel mechanic school, but students will spend about half of a typical six-hour day on online coursework. The other half is typically spent in the lab. TRUCK BRAKES AND CHASSIS Perform service, repairs and electronic diagnosis on foundation and anti-lock braking systems. All training is performed on complete trucks in a shop environment. TRUCK PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE Learn how to perform original equipment manufacturer recommended maintenance and Department of Transportation annual safety checks. Instruction on basic truck wheel alignment procedures will also be covered. DIESEL ENGINES Learn the principles of operation of four-stroke engines including diesel combustion fundamentals and other characteristics unique to diesel engines. DIESEL FUEL SYSTEMS Learn to safely diagnose and repair mechanical and electronically controlled diesel fuel-injection systems. TRANSPORTATION REFRIGERATION Learn to service and repair major components on a transport refrigeration unit. Perform diagnosis and repair procedures as part of routine maintenance on Carrier and Thermo King transportation refrigeration systems.