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Diesel Power Mechanics

World Class. Hands On. Job Ready.

Are you hard working and reliable with a passion for mechanics? The Community College of Aurora 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!

The Diesel Department will offer an Open House for interested students on:

  • Thursday, April 13th, 3pm - 6pm
  • Saturday, April 15th, 10am - 1pm

**The Diesel Building is located on the Lowry Campus, 1060 Alton Way, Denver, CO 80230.

Stop by to meet our staff and sponsors. Staff will be available to answer any questions and begin the application process.

Program Details:

Dates & Time: Current cohort July 2017 – June 2018. ***Full time: Monday – Friday 7am-4pm.  Includes courses and work rotation. (No weekend or evening sessions at this time.) Next cohort will begin Jan 2018.

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).

Students may gain real world experience and a possible paid apprenticeship, during work roation, 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.

***Interviews for sponsorship consideration: Priority will be for students who attend the Open House and complete specific CCA requirements.

Diesel Power Mechanics Program Partners


To Enroll in the Diesel Power Mechanics Program at CCA:

1. Start by completing the following online interest form.

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Click Here for the Diesel Power Mechanics Interest Form

2. Complete Step 1 of 3 on the Getting Started Checklist to be offered the opportunity to meet our Sponsors on Oct. 14, 2016.  This will allow them to determine who they will offer sponsorship for the program starting on January.

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.

Coursework necessary to receive an A.A.S. in Diesel Power Mechanics.


Contact us:

For more information or questions, contact us via or by phone at 303.340.7705.

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 Power Mechanics Staff

Greg Atencio, Faculty, Diesel Power Mechanics at Community College of Aurora in Denver Greg 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.

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