Diesel Technician Training
High value skills training for industry
The National Transportation Center’s Diesel Technician Training is designed to provide the basics needed to enter into a new career with excellent pay and job satisfaction. Each area of training has been created from input received from diesel repair and truck shops across the United States. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared for entry-level Diesel Technician positions.
How it works
This program is a combination of online and hands-on practical training. Areas of training range in duration from two (2) to four (5) weeks. Web-based training prepares the way for classroom and in-shop training. These courses deliver the training you need to move your career forward!
- NTC 100: Introduction to Foundations and Safety (3 Weeks)
- NTC 111: Electrical and Electronics 1 (5 weeks)
- NTC 112: Braking Systems – Hydraulic and Air (3 weeks)
- NTC 113: HD Steering, Suspension and Driveline (4 weeks)
- NTC 114: Heating and Air Management Systems (2 weeks)
- NTC 115: Engines and Engine Performance (3 weeks)
This training program provides participants with training and validation for high value skills needed in today’s heavy duty diesel repair facilities. All training is built around each participant gaining a thorough knowledge of the basics in preparation for more advanced training. Participants will first be introduced to shop safety, operation of shop equipment, and environmental safety practices. Participants will then be taught the basic fundamentals of electrical and electronic systems, heating and ventilation (HVAC) systems, steering and suspension components, braking systems, and diesel engine performance.
All completed training results in an NTC-issued certificate of completion and competency transcript.
Essential Diesel Technician Skills Curriculum
Online and shop experiences are constantly monitored and evaluated to ensure that each participant is given support in each training area. Final completion of each area is measured by a practical exam. A completion certificate is given at the end of each area of training.
Built by Experts
Harlan Wrenn has trained countless drivers and technicians and developed cutting-edge training throughout his career featuring electronic modules, software, simulators, and original diagnostic equipment. His wealth of experience starts as a farm boy playing with engines in Southside Virginia and proceeds through service in the US Army (with a tour in Viet Nam), teaching in community college, work as a heavy equipment technician, and ownership of his own automotive repair and trucking businesses.