The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job opportunities for diesel mechanics will continue to increase both statewide and nationally through 2026. Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) offers a 200-hour introductory 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.
LCTI also offers the option to obtain a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License, preferred by most employers. Both of these programs require additional time and cost. See CDL/A and CDL/B Program Information Sheets for additional course description and prices. CDL training includes driver skill development, applied safety regulations and procedures, equipment maintenance, proper loading techniques, intra- and inter-state regulations and one student per truck driver training.
Next class: TBD
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Every other Saturday 8:00 – 3:30 PM
(Class A or Class B CDL Training TBD)
ADULT EDUCATION OPEN HOUSE:
From 6 to 8 pm on the last Wednesday of every month.
Upcoming Open House Dates:
Diesel Truck Technician 200 hours