Heavy Equipment Mechanics (5456)
Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
This PSAV program is designed to prepare the student for employment as bus, truck and diesel engine mechanics, diesel mechanics helpers, mobile heavy equipment mechanics, construction equipment mechanics, and industrial truck mechanics.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:
- Complete an online Application for Admission, located at
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program. Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading: 9; English: 9; Mathematics: 9 or qualify for TABE exemption
Total program hours: 1,800. Approximate program length: 30 months evening students.
The program is offered at the Belle Glade campus.
For More Information
Gloria McAllister, firstname.lastname@example.org, (561) 993-1175
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Clock Hours: 1,800|
|Group A Diesel Engine Mechanic/Technician Helper|
|DIM0840||Introduction to Heavy Equipment Mechanic||150|
|Group B Diesel Electrical and Electronics Technician|
|DIM0843||Electrical/Electronic Systems in Heavy Equipment 1||150|
|DIM0844||Electrical/Electronic Systems in Heavy Equipment 2||150|
|Group C Diesel Engine Preventive Maintenance Technician|
|DIM0845||Preventive Maintenance Inspection in Heavy Equipment||150|
|Group D Diesel Engine Technician|
|DIM0841||Heavy Equipment Mechanic Systems||150|
|DIM0842||Heavy Equipment Engine Systems||150|
|Group E Diesel Brakes Technician|
|DIM0850||Heavy Equipment Brake Systems||150|
|DIM0848||Drive Train Systems in Heavy Equipment 1||150|
|Group F Diesel Heating and Air Conditioning Technician|
|DIM0851||Heating and Air Conditioning Systems in Heavy Equipment||150|
|Group G Diesel Steering and Suspension Technician|
|DIM0847||Heavy Equipment Steering/Suspension||150|
|Group H Diesel Drive Train Technician|
|DIM0846||Hydraulic Systems in Heavy Equipment||150|
|Group I Diesel Power Train Technician|
|DIM0849||Drive Train Systems in Heavy Equipment 2||150|
|Total Program Clock Hours: 1,800|
Entry-level mechanic positions such as bus, heavy trucks and other diesel applications.
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,
Career Path Notes
Heavy equipment mechanics are in high demand, and this program is the first step to a successful career.
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/