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Old 12-24-2009, 09:56 AM
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my dad is offering to pay for me to go to a local technology center to go to be a diesel mechanic but my question is should i really do it i am 21 now and he hates seeing me at my current job and it takes 20 months and it cost 7k to go.. i like working on trucks. so tell me what you all think goo ideal or bad and does anyone know how much they make? thank for anything
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:08 AM
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im in diesel tech right now, you can earn between 20-60 thousand a year, its worth it.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:13 AM
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I am a diesel tech also. I would say it is by far the funniest job you could possibly have. Get ASE certified in areas and you will make a lot more money.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:56 AM
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ok thanks guy i am going to do it then. here is a link to it if you all can tell me anything more it would be great http://www.ttcknoxville.edu/programs...pe=Full%20Time
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:44 PM
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I work with a guy on occasion that went to some diesel tech place in Tenn. I am not sure if that is the same one though. He is very skilled. When we have things to do that require 2 people I try to get him.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:10 PM
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ok thanks stl
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my dad is offering to pay for me to go to a local technology center to go to be a diesel mechanic but my question is should i really do it i am 21 now and he hates seeing me at my current job and it takes 20 months and it cost 7k to go.. i like working on trucks. so tell me what you all think goo ideal or bad and does anyone know how much they make? thank for anything
Definately go for it man. It's not really that hard at all and you'll see alot more money in the long and short term if you're ASE certified. Plus diesel engines are alot easier to work on than most gasoline engines. Once you get in the later stages of your education, people start making job offers. In most cases with diesel engines, usually you'll be working for someone before you finish. There's an extremely high demand for diesel techs. That was the easiest part of the Ford F.A.C.T program I took at Nascar tech, the diesel engine section. It was a blast. If you don't do it and find yourself wanting to later on, you'll end up regretting your decision.
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