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Diesel Technology

Courses in Diesel Technology prepare students for employment in diesel service and repair management services. Upon completion of the Diesel Technology program, students will be prepared for employment in diesel service and repair management services. The student will be prepared to pass the National Institute for Automotive Services Excellence (ASE) exam for Diesel Certification. 

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to: 

  • Possess skills for entry-level placement utilizing the laboratory/shop requirements identified by NATEF. 

  • Successfully complete the ASE certification examination. 

  • Develop effective communication and interpersonal skills and future continuing education. 

The Los Angeles/Orange County Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research (COE) prepared this report to provide regional labor market supply and demand data related to diesel technology. This report is intended to help determine whether there is demand in the local labor market that is not being met by the supply from community college programs that align with relevant occupations.

The following summarizes key findings from this data brief:

  • The number of jobs for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists are projected to increase by 7% over the next five years. More than 660 job openings will be available annually due to new job growth and replacement need.
  • Over the past 12 months, there were 822 online job postings related to diesel technology in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
  • In the region, four colleges have programs closely related to diesel technology. 
  • Between 2014 and 2017, community colleges in the region conferred an average of 94 awards annually (associate degrees and certificates) in related training programs.



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