Diesel Technician Training Program
Monday, October 3, 2022 to Friday, December 2, 2022
Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. On site at Hennepin Technical College
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. On site at Hennepin Technical College
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. On site at Hennepin Technical College
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. On site at Hennepin Technical College
Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. On site at Hennepin Technical College

The Diesel Technician Training Program is your next step to a Diesel Technician Career that provides stability and sustainability with a living wage. Starting pay in this industry ranges between $18.00 to $22.00 per hour (wage dependent on qualifications). When your training is complete you will be eligible for interviews and networking opportunities with our employer partners, who are some of Minnesota’s top employers.  

Our 8-week Diesel Technician Training Program includes professional 21st Century skills that employers are looking for in new hires and promotions. Personal Empowerment and Emotional Intelligence is a vital part of our training and builds the confidence needed to grow your career and become financially independent. 

Online or Virtual Information
This is a hybrid program, in- person classes will be held on site at Hennepin Technical College.

How to Participate

You only need interest to apply, and any mechanical experience is a bonus. Apply today and take your Diesel Technician Career to the next level! 

How to participate: 

Apply here: https://bit.ly/ForceToRise 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • 18 + 
  • Able to work FULL-TIME 
  • Felony friendly programming available. Felonies and misdemeanors reviewed on a case-by-case basis. No criminal sexual conduct or arson charges. 
  • Eligibility dependent on income. 
  • Must be a Minnesota resident living in the Twin Cities Metro Area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington county).  

Outcomes

This foundational training supports career tracks in:  

  • Diesel Mechanic 
  • CDL 
  • Commercial Trucking 
  • Autobody  

Training Program includes: 

  • Diesel Tech Fundamentals 
  • Preventive Maintenance 
  • Steering and Suspension 
  • Fuel Systems 
  • Electronic Technology 
  • Brakes and Chassis 
  • Diagnostic Systems 
  • Engine Troubleshooting 
  • Mechanical Repair 
  • Technician Math and Problem Solving 
  • OSHA 10 Certification 
  • Diesel/Commercial Inspection Certification Prep 
  • Emotional Intelligence/Personal Empowerment training 
  • Personal Coach and Employment Specialist 
  • Resources based on your needs 

Learn more about occupations related to this training

Program Costs

Your training is FREE, and is 80% HANDS ON with some virtual classes. 

Who to Contact for More Information

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