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Diesel Mechanic with CDL

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Program Description

Students who complete this training are able to work in the diesel mechanic area or trucking industry. This combination of skill sets are in demand by both diesel repair shops and truck fleet companies and is valuable to the entrepreneur mechanic/truck driver who can service and drive their own vehicles. 

Program Outcomes

CCBC Credential: Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Training Certificate and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Students will be awarded various CDL certificates (e.g. Defensive Driving and New Driver Training).


External Credential: Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Entry Level (Diesel) and students will be prepared to take the Maryland Commercial Driver’s License exam. 

Certifying Organization: 

Diesel: National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (

CDL-A: Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) - upon successfully completing the MVA final licensing exam.

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Aid Available from CCBC

A number of financial aid resources are available during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist students with their tuition and fees.  For further information on what may be available for students participating in this program contact the Continuing Education Information Center at, and check out our Continuing Education Financial Aid information page at

Other Resources:

Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

The length of this program is five months.

Program Requirements

Students must attend a mandatory orientation prior to the start of course. Contact the coordinator, Nancy Kukay, for dates and information.


  • Minimum age of 21 (commercial drivers must be 21 years of age to drive across state lines)
  • Be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) drug screen & physical
  • Possess a valid Maryland Driver’s License (regular Class C)
  • Maintain zero points for drug/alcohol violations

Recommended:  High School Diploma or GED (highly preferred, but not required)

The Maryland MVA’s CDL-A licensing exam is taken at the end of the course.  The exam includes pre-trip inspections, range maneuvers, and completion of a road test of 14+ miles

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

​Provisional Entry –  Prospective students must attend an orientation session and pass a basic math and reading assessment test.  Must possess a valid Maryland Class C Driver’s license 

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has potential options for waiving select courses based on previous coursework or articulated coursework from an approved curriculum, and/or demonstrated portfolio and/or prior occupational learning.

Program Course Sequence

Course #

Course Title


Textbook Information


Module I: Diesel Technician Program

VOA 746

Introduction to Preventative Maintenance for Diesel Mechanics- Part 1 




T-$870/ F-$922

VOA 747

Introduction to Preventative Maintenance for Diesel Mechanics- Part 2




T-$870/ F-$922

VOA 748

Introduction to Preventative Maintenance for Diesel Mechanics- Part 3




T-$870/ F-$922

Module I Totals: 270




Module II: CDL Training

VOA 553

CDL Class A Classroom, Learner Permit and Pre-Trip Introduction




T-$399/ F-$1596

VOA 554

CDL Class A, Maneuvers and Road Skill Basics




T-$340/ F-$1,360

VOA 555

CDL-A Road and Advanced Safety Skills




T-$300/ F-$1,200

Module II Totals: 280  



Module III: Employment
ADS 781 Applying Skills to the Workplace 20    
ADS 114  Computer Skills 20    

ADS 782  

Financial Management




ADS 143 Academic Readiness 20    
Module III Totals:  80    
Course Series Totals:  630    

Additional Information

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Program Contact Information

Diesel Mechanic:

Coordinator: Nancy Kukay | | 443-840-4171 | Catonsville | BESS| 100K

Administrative Assistant: Ollie Wright | | 443-840-4476 | Catonsville | BESS | 100



Coordinator:  Stacy Igo | |  443-840-4878 | Catonsville | BESS 100L

Administrative Assistant:  Danielle Bennett | |  443-840-4925 | Catonsville | BESS 100

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