​​ Young asian man inspecting diesel big rig truck with certification from Santa Ana College Continuing Education

​​​​​​​​Learn about a Career in Diesel!​​


This training program prepares you to transition to Santa Ana College's Diesel and Heavy Equipment Program or obtain entry-level employment in the diesel and heavy equipment field. You will learn the basic knowledge and skills in light, medium, and heavy-duty truck maintenance. Safety, inspections, and hands-on practice are emphasized.

The High School Math 190 for College and Career Readiness course is designed to help you learn and apply basic math skills in the context of diesel. In VBUS 400 Employability Skills or ESL 520 English for Work 2, you learn soft skills that are beneficial in working in any diesel environment. 

Upon completion of this certificate, you are encouraged to continue their training at Santa Ana College’s Diesel and Heavy Equipment Program to obtain a more advanced certificate and/or degree.

Course Requirements​

Students must pass the following TWO courses:

VAUTO 670 - Preventative Maintenance Inspection  ​
HSMTH 190 - Math for College and Career Readiness
You must meet with a counselor before enrolling in HSMTH 190.

Students must pass ONE of the following courses:

VBUS 243 - Introduction to Customer Service Skills
VBUS 400 - Employability Skills (VBUS400)
ESL 520 - English for Work 2 

Participation Requirements​​
  • Students must meet with the Continuing Education Counseling Department before enrollment in this course.  ​​
​ Diesel Icon for maintenance and inspection training and certification available to all California adults​​
Learn more about this program.

More classes will be available in Fall 2024.​ Complete the interest form below and we will contact you.

Click here for the interest form in career education at continuing education, near tustin, orange, and westminster​​​