Trenholm State Community College

Diesel Mechanics

The Diesel Mechanics Program at Trenholm State Community College is designed to teach a student the basic principles required in the repair and maintenance of components in the trucking, equipment, and farm-related industries. The student will gain hands-on experience repairing, troubleshooting, and rebuilding various components in these areas.

The first step to be accepted into this program is to complete the college application. Apply Now!

Diesel service technicians and mechanics (also known as diesel technicians) inspect, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engine. Diesel service technicians and mechanics typically do the following:

  • Consult with customers, read work orders, and determine work required
  • Plan work procedures, using technical charts and manuals
  • Inspects brake systems, steering mechanisms, transmissions, engines, and other parts of vehicles
  • Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined
  • Read and interpret diagnostic test results to identify mechanical problems
  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts, and other mechanical or electrical equipment
  • Perform basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires
  • Test-drive vehicles to ensure that they run smoothly

The mission of the Diesel Mechanics program is to prepare individuals for employment as high-quality, entry-level service technicians in truck, farm, and construction dealerships, truck fleet service facilities, and independent truck, farm, and construction service shops.

Sample Degree Pathway

Program Details: View more information in the catalog.

Program Brochure

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Diesel Mechanics Brochure


Potential Salary Range

The median annual wage for diesel service technicians and mechanics was $47,350 in May 2018. The lowest 10% earned less than $31,200, and the highest 10% earned more than $72,180.Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, May 2018




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Program Contact

Sam Warren
Program Coordinator/Instructor


Patterson Site
3920 Troy Hwy,
Montgomery, AL 36108
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History of

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

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Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108