Diesel Service Technology (5457A)
Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
This program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of occupations and careers found in the diesel and heavy truck industry. A combination of technical theory and practical hands-on instruction will provide students with the knowledge and skills required for entry level employment in this high wage field.
Coursework for the Diesel Service Technology Program prepares students for the Medium/Heavy Truck Technician ASE (National Automotive Service Excellence) certification exams in Diesel Engines (T2), Brake Systems (T4), Electrical and Electronic Systems (T6), Drive Train (T3), Suspension and Steering (T5), Heating Ventilation and A/C (T7) and Preventive Maintenance and Inspection (T8). For further information, please refer to the ASE's website: www.ase.com.
Program coursework content also covers:
• Shop organization
• Environmental and safety practices
• Proper use of tools and equipment
• Applied math and science
• Employability skills
• Maintenance operations and shop facilities.
Coursework for this program covers instruction in the proper and safe use of heavy diesel service tools and diagnostic equipment. The curriculum is designed to give students a combination of classroom and lab related activities.
The Diesel Technology Program is accredited by the National Automotive Education Foundation (NATEF): www.natef.org.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
1. No high school diploma or GED is required.
2. Complete an Application for Admission, located at www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.aspx.
3. Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt, please go to (www.palmbeachstate.edu/academicservices/curriculum-and-programs).
4. Send request for official high school transcripts, GED, or validated foreign equivalent to the Admissions Office.
5. Attend a program informational session or meet with the program advisor.
1. Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
2. All financial responsibilities must be satisfied.
1800 hours or approximately a 1 1/2 years.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.
For More Information
Eligio Marquez Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org, (561) 868-3542
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|Required Courses||Clock Hours: 1800|
|Group A - Diesel Engine Mechanic/Technician Helper|
|DIM0004||Introduction to Diesel Technology||150|
|Group B - Diesel Electrical and Electronics Technician|
|DIM0302||Electrical and Electronic Systems 1||150|
|DIM0303||Electrical and Electronic Systems 2||150|
|Group C - Diesel Engine Preventive Maintenance Technician|
|DIM0103||Preventive Maintenance Inspection||150|
|Group D - Diesel Engine Technician|
|DIM0014||Diesel Engine Systems 1||150|
|DIM0006||Diesel Engine Systems 2||150|
|Group E - Diesel Brake Technician|
|DIM0007||Heavy Truck Brake Systems 1||150|
|DIM0008||Heavy Truck Brake Systems 2||150|
|Group F - Diesel Heating and Air Conditioning Technician|
|DIM0610||Heating and Air Conditioning||150|
|Group G - Diesel Steering and Suspension Technician|
|DIM0500||Truck Steering and Suspension||150|
|Group H - Diesel Drivetrain Technician|
|DIM0201||Drive Train Systems||150|
|Group I - Diesel Hydraulics Technician|
|Total Program Clock Hours: 1800|
Upon completion of this program, students may seek employment as a Heavy/Medium Truck Technician, Fleet Technician, Bus Mechanic, Marine Diesel Technician, Heavy Equipment Repair or Parts Counterperson. Some Diesel Technicians work on heavy trucks and off-road equipment, including bulldozers, cranes, loaders, farm tractors, or combines.
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,
Career Path Notes
Upon completion of the Diesel Technology 1 program, and meeting eligibility requirements, students will be able to enroll in the advanced diesel program, Diesel Technology 2. Once both Diesel PSAV programs are completed successfully, the student will be able to apply for prior learning credit and earn 24 college credits toward an A.S. degree in Industrial Management Technology.
For further information on the A.S. degree, please refer to www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/IndustrialMgmt.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/