Diesel Truck Technician

Diesel Mechanic
Students receive both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers in LCTI’s state-of-the-art classroom. This occupation involves using communication and organizational skills. Students learn how to efficiently diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job opportunities for mechanics that specialize in diesel vehicles will increase nationally by 15 percent from 2010 through 2020. Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) offers a nine-month Diesel Truck Technician Program that prepares students with the industry skills and certifications they need to enter this growing field.

Students in the Diesel Truck Technician Program at LCTI are prepared to enter the workforce with the necessary technical expertise to succeed. This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the specialized maintenance and repair of trucks, buses, and other commercial and industrial vehicles. Core instruction includes basic diesel technology skills, preventive maintenance inspections, drive trains, suspension, steering, brake, and electronic systems. The comprehensive program also prepares students to earn their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL/A) and includes driver skill development, applied safety regulations and procedures, equipment maintenance, proper loading techniques, intra- and inter-state regulations and one-to-one driver training. In addition, students may take up to three electives in engine, heating and air conditioning, and/or hydraulic systems.

This program is certified by National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), CDL/A Driver Training curriculum certified by Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) and the instructor is certified with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Students have the opportunity to earn industry recognized credentials and can earn up to 30 college credits at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC).

Core Curriculum:

  • CDL/A Truck Driver Training
  • Basic Knowledge and Skills for Diesel Technology
  • Preventative Maintenance, Inspection and Service
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Brakes
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Drive Train


  • Engines
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Hydraulics

Courses Available: Fall 2019 
Evening schedule TBD
CDL/A Driver Training Schedule TBD


From 6 to 8 pm on the last Wednesday of every month.
Upcoming Open House Dates:
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Diesel Truck Technician 985 hours


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