Diesel Mechanic School

Our Heavy Vehicle Technology diploma program is for those who want to get their hands dirty working on the largest, most powerful machines.

Heavy Equipment Technology

From tractor-trailers to off-road construction equipment, our 15-month Heavy Vehicle Technology diploma program prepares you for a career maintaining and repairing a variety of equipment.

Going beyond traditional Diesel mechanic school, you will study the systems that make machines move and the subsystems that allow them to pull, push, lift, crush, dig, and scrape.

Program Highlights

Learn Through Action

You learn best by doing. Work on a variety of vehicles and equipment that you will see out in the field throughout our training program.

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Manufacturer Training Included

Earning manufacturer certifications while in school will make you more attractive to future employers. That’s why ATI includes training and certification opportunities from major manufacturers throughout our heavy vehicle program.

You will see manufacturer training from Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Kenworth, Navistar, Bendix, and Wix throughout your program.

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Work on a Live Fleet

In most Diesel programs, students work on trucks that aren’t road worthy. At ATI, you will gain experience diagnosing and repairing issues on a live fleet of tractor-trailers used in ATI’s Commercial Driving programs.

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Beyond Tractor-Trailers

Interested in off-road equipment? You will be exposed to systems that drive equipment used in agriculture and construction such as skid steers, fork lifts, and excavators.

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Go Big With Liebherr

The Liebherr Group is one of the largest construction machine manufacturers in the world. ATI is Liebherr-America's exclusive collegiate partner. Up to 6 Heavy Vehicle students are selected for this special program each year. In addition to working for Liebherr while in school, co-op students invited to join the company full-time after graduation are eligible for a signing bonus equal to 50% of ATI’s tuition.

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Prepare To Lead

If leading others is part of your career plan, upgrade your Diploma to an Associate’s Degree with only 15 weeks of additional training. ATI’s Trades Leadership courses teach communication, computing, and critical thinking skills to better prepare you for supervisory roles.

Learn more about ATI’s Associate’s of Occupational Science Trades Leadership Program

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Andre M.

ATI Graduate

Being a great welder can create amazing opportunities. I love to work with my hands. I take pride in what I do. It's honest, it's rewarding, and it's about making a difference. You can leave every day feeling proud about what you’ve done. ATI helped prepare me for my career. They can help you too.

Jose B.

ATI Graduate

After I saw what I created, I was amazed at myself. I couldn't believe it. Whenever you build something and everybody thinks it’s perfect, it's a big sense of pride. It boosts your confidence. I do this trade because I love it. ATI helped me prepare for my career.

Daniel J.

ATI Graduate

The instructors here at ATI are wonderful. They listen to you on an academic level and a personal level. The instructors lay everything out and answer any questions I have and explain everything to the best of their knowledge.

William H.

ATI Graduate

I enjoy my career. I enjoy the people I work for and having certifications helped me with my career. Job security is there. I have a bright future ahead of me.


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