Diesel Power Mechanics

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World Class. Hands On. Job Ready.

Are you hard working and reliable with a passion for mechanics? The Community College of Aurora (CCA) offers an Associates Degree in Diesel Power mechanics in just under a year!

All students are subject to standard Community College tuition rates, fees and book costs. All students may be eligible for Financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships and/or low-interest Stafford loans.

Get started today for a bright future as a Diesel Technician with the CCA Diesel Power Program!

Program Details:

Dates & Time: The next cohorts begin July 2019 and August 2019. The program is considered full time: Monday – Friday 7am-4pm (No weekend or evening sessions). The one year program includes courses and work rotation. View the program course details for previous cohorts and dates associated by clicking below:

July 2019 Cohort Course List

August 2019 Cohort Course List


Cost: Standard CCA Tuition and Fee rates apply. Program total under $10,000 for one (1) year program. Tuition payment plans available. Financial Aid may apply for those that qualify (includes Grants, Scholarships, and Federal Stafford Loans). Details for Financial Aid can be found in the Getting Started Checklist found below.

***The program cost of under $10,000 is for In-State residence with COF.

Students may gain real world experience and a possible paid apprenticeship, during work rotation, with members of the Colorado Equipment Dealer’s Association-CEDA (apprenticeships are not guaranteed). After completion of the program, the sponsoring dealers’ intent is to offer full-time employment, tuition reimbursement and the use of a professional set of tools.

Contact us:
For more information or questions, contact us via Diesel@ccaurora.edu or by phone at 303.340.7201.


Diesel Power Mechanics Program Partners

To notify the Diesel Program of interest, begin here:

1. Start by completing the following online interest form. A diesel support staff member will contact you to discuss the program.

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Click Here for the Diesel Power Mechanics Interest Form

2. Every student in the program is a CCA student.  View the Getting Started Checklist  for program information and details about applying to CCA. Click on the the Getting Started Checklist link here. This does provide details about:

  • Admissions Application information
  • Testing, required by all students
  • Financial Aid details and support
  • Orientation 


Colorado Equipment Dealers Association Sponsorships:

Companies from the Colorado Equipment Dealers Association may sponsor students. Students may earn:

o   Paid Internship while in program

o   Work Contract after end of program

o   Reimbursement for Tuition and Fees from company within first 2 years of employment

o   Set of tools from company within first 3 years of employment

Students not selected for sponsorship may still complete the program and pay the standard Tuition and Fee costs. 

We welcome all students to compare CCA to other local Diesel programs. Our unique format and full time program allows students to earn their Associates Degree quickly to get a career started. Please review the list of courses offered in our program.

Course programming and CCA catelog details:
This program has been approved by and does require completion of specific courses.  Below you can click on the link that will guide you to the College Catelog and course details.  Coursework necessary to receive an A.A.S. in Diesel Power Mechanics. Each cohort has the permission to list courses in varied order to serve students accordingly.


Additional Resources

Looking for a career in construction or transportation? WIN - Workforce Initiative Now - can help you secure a position or advance your career on local transit infrastructure projects. Training and resources are also available to support employment success.


For additional information, or questions, contact: diesel@ccaurora.edu

Diesel Power Mechanics Staff

Greg Atencio, Faculty, Diesel Power Mechanics at Community College of Aurora in DenverGreg Atencio
Faculty, Diesel
Greg has worked at CCA since 2012 , teaching 16 classes in the Diesel Power Mechanics area related to introductory diesel service and repair, which eventually can lead to a ten-month associate’s degree. Atencio has been Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified since 1977. He spent three decades working in various automotive shops, including 25 for Midas. Atencio also is a General Motors School of Product Service Certified Technician and has been a dealership mechanic.







Andrew SingerAndrew Singer
Faculty, Diesel
Andrew Singer has worked for CCA since 2016. He has worked as a diesel mechanic for the U.S. Army and Union Pacific Railroad. In the Army, he advanced to become a shop foreman and earned his A.A.S. degree in automotive technology while in the armed forces. After his third deployment in the military, he had to retire due to injury. He then worked for Union Pacific as a diesel mechanic on locomotives for two years before joining CCA.



Program Level Outcomes (PLOs)

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

1.  Serve as an entry level diesel technician with the ability to work safely in a shop environment, diagnose, troubleshoot and repair heavy diesel equipment.

2.  Communicate effectively with coworkers, supervisors, and customers to facilitate the needed diesel repair


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