Western Pennsylvania has experienced a large demand for Diesel Technicians due to the regional growth of the Oil and Gas industry. According to the US Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics)*, combined oil and gas extraction and support services jobs increased by 3,300 to 384,300 in November 2016, its first increase since September 2014 when employment in the sector peaked at 536,100. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Diesel Service Technicians will earn an average of $21.72/hour or $45,170 annually.
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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 is awarded upon graduation.
The newly renovated Ben Wilke Training Center contains a 36,000 square foot shop dedicated to diesel training. The shop contains equipment you would find in a commercial garage or commercial freight company.