Are you looking for a career that allows you to put your mechanical skills to use? Perhaps you should consider becoming a diesel mechanic. Diesel mechanics are a prominent part of Nebraska's trucking industry, thanks to their ability to keep trucks of all kinds running smoothly. There is one school, Mid-Plains Community College, that offers this program. The average cost of tuition is $2,760 and the average scholarship award is $1,385.
The diesel program at Mid-Plains Community College is a multi-faceted program that provides education in hydraulic systems, diesel fuel and control systems, transmissions, and electrical systems.
North Platte, a Nebraska city that is known for its low cost of living, is home to almost 25,000 people. Major trucking companies in this area include Nebraska Transport Company, Brown Transfer, Crete Carrier Corporation, and Kevin Gordon Trucking. Local highways include U.S. Route 30 and Highway 83.