Mercer County Technical Schools
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The Diesel Technology program of the Mercer County Technical School District is designed to educate and train students on how to properly maintain and repair a variety of industrial diesel equipment. Each student is instructed on how to inspect, repair, and maintain diesel engines and equipment using the latest industry techniques.
The Mercer County Technical School District offers day classes for high school students and evening classes for adults.
Graduates of the Diesel Technology program of the Mercer County Technical School District will possess all the basic skills necessary to gain entry-level employment in the diesel technology field. Graduates will be qualified to inspect, service, and repair railroad locomotives, heavy duty trucks, buses, agriculture equipment, and construction equipment.
As the diesel industry continues to grow rapidly, job opportunities for qualified diesel mechanics is expected to increase 11% by the year 2020, as fast as average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The mean annual wage for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists working in the United States in 2014 was $45,160, while the mean salary for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists employed in the state of New Jersey was $52,940 annually and $25.45 hourly, 17% higher than the national average.
The Two-Year Undergraduate Certificate
The Mercer County Technical School District offers a two-year Undergraduate Certificate in Diesel Technology.