You may have looked into a career in the trucking industry, but did you know that diesel mechanics play a significant role in Missouri's trucking industry? If you live in Springfield, there's one school you can attend to get an education in diesel technology: Ozarks Technical Community College. On average, it costs about $3,324. The average scholarship is $1,844.
The diesel technology program at Ozarks Technical Community College is fairly flexible, as it can be completed in one to two years. It's important to note that you need your own set of supplies for this program—supplies cost about $800.
Springfield is a growing city of about 164,000 people. U.S. Highway 65, Missouri Highway 86, and U.S. Highway 71 all run through this area. There may be a wide range of employers that may hire you after graduation; major companies include IWX Motor Freight, O & S Trucking, ABC Moving, and Shrock Trucking.