Diesel - Heavy Truck
Diesel - Heavy Truck Technician
Arizona Automotive Institute’s comprehensive Diesel – Heavy Truck program helps prepare you to be a Diesel Mechanic specializing in large-scale equipment and diesel engine trucks. We combine classroom-style education with hands-on learning in a job-like setting to help prepare you for what a career as a Diesel and Heavy Truck Mechanic could be like once you graduate.* With enrollment starting on a rolling basis every 5 weeks and programs that can be completed in 13 months, your dream career may be in your near future! By the end of our program, you may be prepared to sit for certifications like the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), EPA 609 A/C Technician and Original Equipment Manufacturer Training Certification.**
*AAI does not guarantee employment or salary.
**AAI does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by AAI but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to AAI. Therefore, AAI cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
- Diesel Engines
- Fuel Systems
- Heating, Ventilation & AC
- Diesel Drivetrain & Chassis
- Electronic Systems
What Does a Diesel - Heavy Truck Technician Do?
Still unsure if a Diesel – Heavy Truck Technician program is the right fit for you? Let’s walk through some of the main tasks and day-to-day routine of what it looks like to be a diesel – heavy truck mechanic and technician.
- Listening to and understanding customer questions and issues
- Performing diagnoses using computerized diagnostic tools
- Clearly communicating solutions to customers
- Providing technical customer service
- Working with customers who rely on their vehicles for their livelihood
- Clearly communicating pricing
- Accurately estimating repair time
- Engine performance diagnosis and repair
- Brake system repair
- Steering and suspension repair
- Diesel drivetrain inspection
- PMI systems
- HVAC systems
- Drivetrain and chassis electrical systems
Ready to Take the First Step?
Start earning your way to the career you have been dreaming of with our hands-on programs at Arizona Automotive Institute. Centrally located within the Phoenix Metropolitan area, AAI is a great place to begin your journey in skills-based careers. Learn more about our programs or schedule a tour to visit our innovative learning labs and campus today.
At AAI, we want to support our students from enrollment to post-graduated. We have a number of employment partners to help you find the perfect job to start your career. Some of our diesel – heavy truck partners are:
Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics Career Outlook
The American shipping industry relies heavily on diesel trucks, and construction projects rely on heavy machinery. Diesel – Heavy Truck mechanics help keep these industries running smoothly. An education with Arizona Automotive Institute can help prepare you for a lifelong career opportunity.
What Our Graduates Say
The training that I got here at AAI absolutely did help me with finding the career that I’m in right now. If I didn’t go to AAI, they wouldn’t have hired me.
Are You Ready for Your New Career?
We’re here to help you for your dream career, not your next job. If you are ready to start the next chapter of your life and looking for the technical college that will get you there, Arizona Automotive Institute is ready to help.