American Diesel Training Centers is NOT for everyone. We know that.
How many other schools will tell you NOT to enroll on their website? My guess is none.
Unfortunately, at most schools and other training programs, if you meet the basic requirements for enrollment, the school is more than happy to sign you up for a $40,000 student loan and get you into classes ASAP.
At ADTC, we only want you here if YOU want to be here.
Here are 5 people who should wait before applying to our 5 week, hands-on, diesel technician program:
I've heard it hundreds of times... "I'm enrolling into school to figure out what I want to do with my life". My recommendation? Find your passion BEFORE you enroll. It's no surprise that colleges don't mind if you pay for classes while you figure out your career path. In today's world, we have so much information at our fingertips: free courses, free videos, free skill assessments, free personality tests. Reverse-engineer it. Figure out what you are good at and what you enjoy doing, then find a program that matches those skills to a lifelong career.
In Short: If you don't know whether you want to be a diesel mechanic or not, wait to enroll and do more research.
This is a pretty simple one. If you struggle to show up on time, this program is definitely not for you. I'm willing to make a bet... if you don't show up on time for school, you won't show up on time for work. American Diesel has awesome employer partners, the best of the best, and we will not send students who are late/tardy. In fact, you won't even graduate.
In Short: In an industry that runs 24/7/365, absenteeism is not acceptable.
I don't know who told this lie, but the life of a diesel mechanic is not spent behind a computer. Will you do some diagnostic work using scanners and laptops? Absolutely. Will you clock out with clean hands? Absolutely not.
In Short: If fixing big, greasy, heavy things is a turn off. This program isn't for you.
There is a big difference between a Master Tech and a "Master" Tech. I'm not talking about the journeyman mechanic who has been certified in everything under the sun and is always learning. I'm talking about the backyard mechanic who has "mastered" all of Bob's YouTube channel courses and believes he already has all of the knowledge he needs.
In Short: Mechanics NEVER STOP LEARNING. The diesel industry is constantly evolving and you need to be able to evolve with it.
We have had successful introverts and extroverts complete our program. That's not what I'm talking about here. Communication is essential. To be a successful diesel technician you will need to be able to communicate with your fellow technicians, your foreman, and potentially customers. Our program is not meant for "lone wolves".
In Short: If you don't work well and communicate with other people, this career path won't work for you.
So, Did I Scare You Away?
Odds are, if you read to this point, you aren't any of those people. So check us out. While you are at it, check out our competitors. There's a reason we are the #1 program for entry-level diesel mechanics in the United States.
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