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Empire Cat is a proud partner of EVIT Diesel Technologies. 



Empire joined EVIT's Diesel Advisory Council and works with  instructors in guiding curriculum, help provide training resources, and  offer job shadowing and guest lectures. Students completing the program  may if desired continue training at Mesa Community College's Think Big program and/or if qualified apply for entry-level employment at Empire Southwest.

The diesel and heavy equipment industry is one of the fastest growing fields in the transportation business today. Diesel mechanics work on a wide variety of diesel engines including those found in buses, trucks, RVs, bulldozers, cranes, farm tractors and trains.

Students develop the skills needed for various positions in the industry through classroom and hands-on learning. Instruction is provided on cooling systems, starting and charging systems, engine lubrication, maintenance & repair & basic mechanical performance.

Get started! Enroll in the EVIT Diesel Technologies program.

For announcements and updates about the Diesel program, text evit to 89800.

Course Code AM63

Length 2-4 semesters

Campus Locations EVIT Main Campus

Certifications ASE Student Certifications (10)

Possible Careers Diesel Technician, Heavy Assembler, Field Operator

Average Entry Level Salary $14-$20 per hour


It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.

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