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Diesel Power Mechanics

World Class. Hands On. Job Ready.

The Community College of Aurora and our Diesel Equipment Dealers and partners are working together to immediately place graduates into the workforce through hands-on diesel training. This exclusive program, unique curriculum, and coursework are now available to all qualified students. All students that enroll in the full time program will earn an Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) Degree

The Community College of Aurora introduces the Diesel Apprenticeship Program. This program has a sponsorship from the Colorado Equipment Dealers Association. Students in the program may qualify for a Dealer Sponsorship. A student may receive a paid internship, tuition reimbursement and potential full-time employment after completion of an A.A.S Degree.

Program Details:

Dates & Time: January – December 2017. Full time: Monday – Friday 7am-4pm.  Includes courses and possible internships. (No weekend or evening sessions at this time.)

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).

Sponsor interviews: October 14, 2016. ***Must have completed the Online Interest Form and CCA Admissions application to be invited and provided an interview time slot. 

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.

Click here for the Diesel Getting Started Checklist

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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