Diesel Tech I and II

Working on buses or trucks until their engines purr is an exciting and lucrative career field.  

The Capital Region BOCES CTE Diesel Tech the only high school-level program in the state to earn certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation/Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (NATEF/ASE), ensuring that its graduates are ready for the lucrative career opportunities that exist.

The phones at CTE regularly buzz with businesses looking to hire graduates of the program. Whether serving as diesel engine technician, bus, truck or fleet technician, dealership technician or service manager, opportunities abound in New York and beyond.

Diesel Tech students work on actual trucks and repair and operate diesel engines. Students also learn electrical/electronic theory, which they apply to computerized control systems used on today’s trucks, and learn how to service and maintain a trucks chassis, steering, suspension and braking systems.

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-style testing during the Diesel Tech program prepares students to pursue certification after graduation. Upon completion of the program, students may secure employment as entry-level technicians or advance their education and training.

Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to diane.ogren@neric.org or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school