The Program


The Diesel Technology Program at Palomar offers a variety of courses.  There is the Introduction to Diesel Mechanics course which will introduce and build a solid foundation for the remainder of your career. Your education will continue through Drive Lines and Transmissions and Heavy Duty Tune-Up. After studying Automotive Electricity and Machining you will be ready for the two semester Diesel Engine Rebuild class in which you will spend a semester disassembling and inspecting while learning the finer points of what to look for when deciding to replace or reuse parts.  The second semester is spent putting that same engine together and learning the tips and tricks to make any engine run longer and better.  Once you complete the program, You will be ready to work in a career field that will always be in demand.  Diesel mechanics are employed by thousands of companies across the US and countless more around the world. 

Beginning your studies is the first step to a lifelong career in a field that is rewarding and challenging.  Choosing Palomar College is the best place to begin this journey.  With over 2,300 employees and nine different locations all working to help you succeed you can be assured there is always someone to help you reach your educational goals.

With all of the programs and scholarships that are available to the students of Palomar College it is no wonder that the enrollment continues to rise each semester.  Tuition assistance can be found in a number of ways – through the traditional applications found in the financial aid office,  and now for the first time in Palomar College history the Diesel Mechanics Technology Program is offering scholarships from $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 to several students each semester!

Classes for Spring 2015

DMT-100 - Intro to Diesel Mechanics 33254 PM Tues/Thurs - 6:00pm - 8:50pm Instructor: J. Villemez

DMT-120 - Air Brake Systems 33842 AM Mon/Wed - 8:00am - 10:50am Instructor: S. Hernandez

DMT-125 - Truck Transmissions and Drivelines 33850 AM Friday - 8:00am - 2:20pm Instructor: J Larios

DMT-135 - Basic Hydraulics 33848 AM Tues/Thurs - 8:00am - 10:50am Instructor: S. Hernandez

DMT-135 - Basic Hydraulics 33846 PM Tues/Thurs - 1:00pm - 3:50pm Instructor: S. Hernandez

DMT-200 Diesel Engine Rebuilding 1 33844 PM Mon/Wed - 6:00pm - 8:50pm Instructor: S. Hernandez

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