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    Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

Performs diagnostic tests, regular maintenance, and makes repairs and adjustments or can overhaul buses and trucks. Also, can perform maintenance and repairs on many types of other diesel engines including automobile and marine engines.


Average Salary in New Mexico based on the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Who Can Be a Diesel Mechanic?

Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older and have a high school diploma, General Education Development (GED) equivalency, or other high school credential and must provide an official transcript(s) for high school and any post-high school education. Applicants will be required to submit the GED certificate or other high school equivalency credential if applicable. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have a valid driver’s license. Applicants must successfully complete the first academic year (2 semesters) of the San Juan College Diesel Technology program or equivalent training. Previous training will be evaluated by the admissions office and dean to determine equivalency.  Applicants who believe they have the required training can choose to test out of a course according to San Juan College policies. 

Applicants will be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and submit a full motor vehicle record with their application. Upon acceptance into the program and prior to being employed, applicants must be insurable per the employer’s insurance requirements. Applicants must meet San Juan College entry requirements for acceptance into the college. Entry requirements will be posted on their website, www.sanjuancollege.edu/apply.

Program Sponsor

San Juan College
4601 College Blvd. 
Farmington, NM 87402

Tanda McCombe

To obtain general information about registered apprenticeship, please fill out the form below and a representative from the State Apprenticeship Office will contact you by email. 

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