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Old 01-01-2012, 05:03 PM
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Well I'm finishing up high school in the spring and thinking about going to college for diesel tech. I've read a lot about going to UTI, WyoTech, UNOH, etc...and most people recommend getting a degree at UNOH (university of northwestern Ohio) a lot more than going to a tech school or any other college. Obviously with any school you get what you put into it. I do well in high school; A's & B's and I don't try very hard because I'm not learning about anything that interests me. So I feel I could do well in studying diesel since it actually interests me.

I know very little about fixing' things; I can change my oil and do a tune-up, ...and I've watched someone fix my blown plenum, that's about it lol. So I'm hoping I can learn a decent amount at college.

I'm going to apply to UNOH and my local community college for diesel tech, but I'm just wondering if anyone else on here has any pros/cons/opinions on going to UNOH (or going to college for diesel in general) because it's a decent commitment considering I have to move to Ohio from Massachusetts. Anyone think I'd be better of just going to community college instead? I'm kinda torn between the two.

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A community college is usually cheaper, and they have a good program, it may serve you better. Does UNOH have a 4 yera program for diesel? If so, your community college to start and then UNOH for the last two years.

I now hire degreed professionals, but a number of years ago, I was over 150 skilled tradesmen, most of whom were required to have state certification. I was not as concerned with where they obtained their training as I was about the certifications and license (electicians, plumbers and HVAC) and of course their work ethic.

Maybe you can find what employers in your area prefer. That is who will be making the hiring decisions, thus job availability. Their preferences are not scientific - just their preference.

My dad retired as the Dean of a community college running their votech programs. I am so disappointed that so many community colleges have done away with their votech departments. Not everyone will obtain a college degree, and not everyone with a college degree gets work nowadays. But learning a good trade and obtining whatever certification is available is a good path to be on.

Good luck on your journey!
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well, seeing that you are from mass, there is a UTI right in norwood. great school, on the expensive side, but upon graduating from UTI you get 1k worth of Snap-On tools.

i was going to go to the norwood school, but other circumstances ended that wish.
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well, seeing that you are from mass, there is a UTI right in norwood. great school, on the expensive side, but upon graduating from UTI you get 1k worth of Snap-On tools.

So you get 2 or 3 screwdrivers? Awesome.
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So you get 2 or 3 screwdrivers? Awesome.
haha yeah pretty much... my neighbor(also former boss) bought a snap -on 1/4 drive ratchet and he paid 75 for it.... its quite redicuous if you ask me... but they are VERY nice tools!

on a side note.... my fiance works as a house keeper at a local days inn, and found a snap-on impact socket while cleaning one day... i love when she brings me home nice presents!
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its quite "redicuous" if you ask me... You got that right,
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wow if my keyboard keys werent sticking i would have spelt rediculous correctly....... FML, computers suck!
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Snap-On prices are still "redicuous", no matter what.
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Snap-On prices are still "redicuous", no matter what.
haha thanks for making me laugh, by making fun of my spelling.... oh well, my day has just begun(sorta).
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haha thanks for making me laugh, by making fun of my spelling.... oh well, my day has just begun(sorta).

Dude, it's 1:15 PM here in NH! LOL
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Dude, it's 1:15 PM here in NH! LOL
Yeah I know... I've had the last 4 days off... kinda going crazy... well that and the lack of snow is going to my head
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So you get 2 or 3 screwdrivers? Awesome.
This one cracked me up. Mainly because..... it's true..... Snap-On makes some really good quality tools, but jeebus, I don't wanna have to sell my firstborn into slavery in order to afford one wrench....... I'm gonna be in trouble though, the Sears store in town is one of the victims of downsizing..... Nearest one is going to be an hours drive away now. Damn.
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well, seeing that you are from mass, there is a UTI right in norwood. great school, on the expensive side, but upon graduating from UTI you get 1k worth of Snap-On tools.

i was going to go to the norwood school, but other circumstances ended that wish.
I know there's a UTI in Norwood, some of my friends went there. However, very few of them are actually doing something with their diploma/certificate (and some dropped out). And the person who actually got a good job after UTI told me I'd be better off going elsewhere. I'm hoping, since I don't know much about diesel tech to begin with, that going for an associates (instead of UTI diploma) will benefit me in the long run. I just applied for UNOH and hope to hear back within 4 weeks. If I'm not accepted at UNOH, I'm going to my CC for diesel/heavy equip.
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This one cracked me up. Mainly because..... it's true..... Snap-On makes some really good quality tools, but jeebus, I don't wanna have to sell my firstborn into slavery in order to afford one wrench....... I'm gonna be in trouble though, the Sears store in town is one of the victims of downsizing..... Nearest one is going to be an hours drive away now. Damn.
Are they really closing that's what I've heard but jus thought it was a rumor, I hope not bc I'm I don't wanna drive an hour to return my 3/8 drive ratchet (I've broke 4 in the past 8 months haha)
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Well I got accepted to UNOH back in January, actually I think they accept everyone anyways, lol. Anywho, I went to orientation this past weekend and the school seems pretty neato, the town of Lima on the other hand...not so much but whatever.
I start my associate program for diesel tech in October so I'm excited for that.

And I didn't have a firstborn I could sell into slavery so I had to shell out some cash for a snap-on multimeter. It's the $500 multimeter they got on the snap-on website but with a UNOH logo. Luckily the student discount applies even though I'm not attending yet, so I got the meter for $300.
But still...their prices are ridiculous, I think a snap-on refrigerator magnet is upwards of $120
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Well I got accepted to UNOH back in January, actually I think they accept everyone anyways, lol. Anywho, I went to orientation this past weekend and the school seems pretty neato, the town of Lima on the other hand...not so much but whatever.
I start my associate program for diesel tech in October so I'm excited for that.

And I didn't have a firstborn I could sell into slavery so I had to shell out some cash for a snap-on multimeter. It's the $500 multimeter they got on the snap-on website but with a UNOH logo. Luckily the student discount applies even though I'm not attending yet, so I got the meter for $300.
But still...their prices are ridiculous, I think a snap-on refrigerator magnet is upwards of $120

ROFL! Good luck in school! In the right place, a good diesel mechanic can make some good money.
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