Diesel Equipment Mechanic Student

Diesel Equipment Mechanic

Begin a career as a diesel mechanic and help keep our country moving. A Diesel Equipment Mechanic technical diploma from Gateway will get you started in an entry-level diesel maintenance career. Inspect and repair diesel engine vehicles, such as buses, trucks and heavy-duty equipment. Work directly with all kinds of diesel equipment and technology in Gateway’s world-class Horizon Center for Transportation Technology to gain the skills you need to become a diesel mechanic.

  • Develop a diverse, high-demand skill set by working hands-on in our Advanced Propulsion lab with DC electricity, braking systems, HVAC systems and the fundamentals of garage operations. 
  • Work with cutting-edge equipment through our partnership with Snap-on. You’ll explore Snap-on’s most up-to-date equipment, ensuring you learn to use the latest tools and diagnostic devices. 
  • Earn certifications to help advance your career, including certifications from Snap-on, S/P2 and NC3. You can also earn Gateway’s Diesel Mechanic’s Assistant and Industrial/Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic certificates. 
  • Begin a rewarding career as a diesel mechanic in as little as one year and earn great wages as you maintain and repair diesel engine vehicles. 
  • Continue your education by applying your technical diploma credits toward Gateway’s associate degree in Diesel Equipment Technology and gain more hands-on learning to increase your earning potential.
Program Credits



Horizon Center

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $6,630
Books & Supplies: $2,250

Start Dates


Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Diesel Mechanic, Light-Duty Mechanic

Diesel Equipment Mechanic Career Pathway

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