Why Diesel Training?
Western Pennsylvania has experienced a large demand for Diesel Technicians due to the regional growth of the Marcellus Shale industry. According to the US Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics)*, the US oil and natural gas industry increased employment by 31.6% between 2007 and 2012. Support activities for oil and gas operations had the largest increase in employment adding 85,347 jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Diesel Service Technicians will earn an average of $20.35/hour or $42,320 annually.
Why Rosedale for Diesel Training?
We provide students with hands-on training from ASE Certified Instructors in the truck and heavy equipment field. Students learn every aspect of the trucks, from hydraulics and transmissions, to refrigeration systems and engine diagnostics. Our students are trained for a PA state inspection license, receive preparation for ASE Certifications, and have the opportunity to earn their Class A Commercial Drivers License. An Associate Degree in Specialized Technology or Diploma is awarded upon graduation.
What Equipment Do I Get To Work With?
The newly renovated Ben Wilke Training Center contains a 45,000 square foot shop dedicated to diesel training. The shop contains equipment you would find in a commercial garage or commercial freight company.
- 4-Post 35,000 lb. Heavy Truck Lift
- Multiple 15,000 lb. Truck Lifts (for Light to Medium Duty Vehicles)
- Two International Eagle Semi’s
- Multiple Trainer Engines from Cummins, Detroit Diesel and Caterpillar
- Various Heavy Truck Scan Tools
- Multiple Forklifts and a Backhoe
- Students even participate in the production of Bio-Diesel Fuel as a part of training!