Join The Diesel Technology Training


There are many reasons why someone might be interested in diesel mechanics. Maybe you’ve always loved trucks and working with your hands. Or perhaps you’re interested in a career that is constantly evolving and offers many employment pathways.

Whatever your reasons, our Diesel Technology program may be the perfect fit for you.

Our diesel training program offers an environment that helps guide students on the path toward an entry-level career in diesel mechanics. Students in Rosedale Tech’s diesel technology program have the opportunity to work in a shop area fitted with a wide range of equipment that may be found in a real-life work environment. So if you’re looking for diesel career training that offers a fun and meaningful learning experience, this could be the one for you.

With hands-on training from seasoned instructors who possess years of actual industry experience, this program offers a special learning experience. Whether it’s learning about diesel repair and maintenance, engine performance, driveline functionality, or electrical systems, students are given the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the diesel industry. So if you love working on vehicles or equipment and are looking for a way to turn your passion into a fulfilling career path, our Diesel Technology program may be the one for you.

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Our in-person training combined with face-to-face instruction can lead to a world of big possibilities for your life


A diesel technician or mechanic diagnoses, inspects, repairs, and maintains diesel-powered vehicles and equipment. Diesel engines are more powerful and durable than other types of engines which is why they are often used for vehicles and equipment that tow large loads or perform heavy-duty work.

Some types of diesel-engine vehicles a diesel technician may work on in the workforce include:



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Tractors and Other Farm Equipment


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Diesel Passenger Cars and Trucks




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It’s no secret that there’s a huge demand for diesel technicians.  As the older generation of technicians continue to leave the workforce, there aren’t the same number of candidates prepared to step into the vacant roles as well as new positions available from industry growth.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, diesel technician jobs  are expected to grow at an average rate compared to other industries, with 28,100 jobs openings projected each year on average.

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Prefer not to get your hands dirty?  Some graduates of our diesel programs have even taken their technical knowledge and transitioned into a variety of positions that it is beneficial to have the technical knowledge for, such as sales and management roles.

Some of the employers that have hired our Diesel Technician graduates include:

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They were willing to work with me and around my schedule. To be able to know that without even asking for help the instructors offered was a big thing I was not expecting and has stuck with me.

Candace Carlton

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For nearly 75 years, Rosedale Technical College’s diesel mechanic training programs have offered focused, hands-on education that provides the foundational knowledge needed to begin a career as a diesel technician

We have a great team of instructors who have real industry experience and are ASE certified. They guide students through the technical training in the classroom and step in as mentors when students are struggling to focus on their education. Under their instruction, students learn topics, such as hydraulics, transmissions, brakes and suspensions, engine diagnostics, and more.  Students in our diesel degree program also have the opportunity to train and test for a Class-A CDL license*.  To learn more about this, contact a member of our admissions team.

Our support doesn’t stop at graduation. We use our network of regional employers to help match students with jobs that meet their goals, whether that be a part-time or full-time job while in school or a full-time position after graduation. While job placement is not guaranteed, we are proud of our job placement rate and work to continuously educate our students on employment opportunities available through our career fairs, mock interviews, employer presentations, and more.

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Live, In-Person Training Taught by Real People

We believe that a quality trade education cannot be taught through a computer. We are proud to continue offering our students in-person training on real equipment in our 36,000-square-foot shop. Instructors in our diesel technology programs have worked in the industry and incorporate real-world scenarios to their lessons.

In our training center, our students have the opportunity to work with various diesel-powered vehicles using standard equipment that may be found in the workforce.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution, our partners may donate various vehicles or equipment to give students the chance to work in real-world scenarios.

No mechanical experience?  No problem!  Our student population includes individuals with a wide range of knowledge in the diesel field.



When graduates complete the diesel technology program at Rosedale Tech, they receive an Associate in Specialized Technology degree or a diploma upon graduation. Our goal at Rosedale Tech is to connect students to meaningful careers that will help them live the lives they want.  While job placement isn’t guaranteed, Rosedale Tech graduates are in demand.

Schedules That Fit Your Busy Life

Our programs can be completed in under two years, which flies by quickly.  To help provide a work-life balance, we offer a four-day school week to give students the opportunity to handle things outside of school. Daytime and evening programs are available in our diesel programs.  Talk with an admissions representative today to learn more about the each of the diesel programs.

Financial Aid Options

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. 

Worried about how to pay for school? Many of our students qualify for some type of financial assistance. We offer a process that pairs accepted students with a financial aid coordinator to help customize a financial aid plan that may include eligible grants, loans, and other awards. We can also assist with the application for federal financial aid.

We are proud to support members of the military community as they transition back to civilian life. Our financial aid team includes members who are VA certified and can help military students navigate their military benefits for education.

Why Choose Rosedale Technical College


Are You Ready to Start Your Training Through Our Diesel Technology Program?
Whether you become a diesel technician or go down another career path, Rosedale Technical College offers a variety of highly immersive trade school programs. You can talk with an advisor to find the best fit for your interests and knowledge.

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