Diesel Technician

Become a Qualified Diesel Mechanic

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At NATS, you’re in control of your future. Our in-depth classes in diesel repair, maintenance and servicing will give you the skills needed to advance in a vital industry.

Learn Valuable Skills at Our Diesel Mechanic School in Maryland

For more than 100 years, diesel engines have been used commercially to power trucks, trains, ships and more.

As more and more people are realizing the benefits of diesel engines compared to traditional gasoline engines, they are becoming even more popular. These benefits include an increased fuel economy, reduced pollution levels and the ability to make use of a variety of fuels without needing expensive engine modifications.

The increase in popularity has also led to an increased need for qualified diesel mechanics.

In a rapidly expanding billion-dollar industry such as diesel technology, job opportunities are available, so now is the perfect time to take advantage and jumpstart your own career.

The Importance of Skilled Diesel Mechanic Training

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In order to become an efficient diesel mechanic, you need the right skills and training, which you will receive at North American Trade Schools, located right in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland.

Diesel mechanic training can land you the following job opportunities:

  • The ability to work for a large shipping company
  • Working with a truck manufacturer in various posts of responsibility, including management
  • Working in a dedicated mechanics shop, dealing with both cars and trucks

As a diesel mechanic, you will be responsible for servicing, repairing and overhauling all types of diesel engines. You will also be responsible for ensuring that these diesel engines comply with federal and state emission guidelines.


A failure to comply could result in heavy fines or worse for a company and engine problems could stop progress on a job. These serious consequences make your role essential to the overall operations of companies throughout a variety of sectors including shipping, industrial and more.

To ensure you are equipped to handle whatever the job throws at you, it’s important to receive a quality education.

What Will You Learn at a Trade School?

If you’re looking for hands-on training that will help you begin a new career as soon as possible, then a trade school is perfect for you!

You will learn the following during your diesel repair training:

  • Skills-based, hands-on experience with different kinds of diesel vehicles
  • Knowledge of the newest innovations and the future of the diesel industry

Additionally, you’ll learn the maintenance and repair of diesel engines, and gain knowledge in:

  • Engine Design: You’ll see just how diesel engines are arranged so that you will know how to navigate one when diagnosing an issue.
  • Engine Performance: Can you tell when something is wrong with an engine just by listening to it? Would you know how to begin diagnosing an issue based on sound alone? If not, you’ll be able to after learning all about engine performance.
  • Cooling and Lubrication Systems: You might not be able to see the root of a problem just by looking at the engine. When that happens, you will need to dive deeper to find the issue. Training in this particular area will prepare you to do just that.

In addition to learning the important aspects of engine design and function, diesel mechanic certification will teach you all about using the proper tools to get the job done. Some of those tools can include:

  • Pneumatic wrenches
  • Common hand tools
  • Jacks and hoists
  • Welding tools
  • Grinding machines and more

These are just a few of the tools that make it possible to do the job of a diesel mechanic. When you learn to use them, you increase your marketability and make it that much more likely that you will have an easy time finding work no matter where you are.


The Benefits of Diesel Mechanic Schools in Maryland

Like college, trade schools provide you with an education to help you launch your career, but with trade schools, you can also do this for less money and in less time.

For example, at NATS, our diesel mechanic training program lasts only ten months. Then, after one year of work experience, you are eligible for your diesel mechanic’s certification.

Our diesel mechanic training allows you to learn with hands-on experience, as you work with the same tools you will eventually use in the field.

All of our students work in labs that simulate real repair and diagnostic shops used in the transportation industry. We focus our instruction on:

  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Rebuilding
  • Troubleshooting procedures

Our shop area provides hands-on instruction in small groups, where you rebuild and troubleshoot actual equipment found in the industry.

Benefits Beyond Other Diesel Schools

The difference between NATS and other diesel trade schools in Maryland is that we not only train you, but provide you with the skills necessary to find a career as well.

We want our graduates to stand out in the crowd. This is why we work hard to help our students network and master resume writing and interviewing skills. In our program, we also connect you with employers throughout the region.

We don’t want our students to graduate with just a diploma. We want them to graduate with a certificate and a career as a diesel mechanic or technician.


Get Started on Your Diesel Mechanic Training Today

North American Trade Schools is unique in that it provides you with solution-based, hands-on training that gives you the skills you need to pursue a career in the diesel technology industry. We will also take the extra step in giving you the tools and knowledge needed to get your first job out of school.

If you would like to learn more about our diesel technology program, please contact us online or call us at (800) 638-5490. We look forward to hearing from you!

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