Information Session

August 2 

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Building ETD Room 103
Lake Worth campus

These PSAV programs are designed to prepare the student for employment in a variety of occupations and careers found in the diesel engine/transportation industry.

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Palm Beach State awards students who complete the Diesel Technology program a Post Secondary Adult Vocational Training Certificate.

Next full-time start is August 2017

Next part-time start is August 2018

Course Descriptions

DIM0004 Introduction to Diesel Technology (150 Hours)
This course provides instruction in shop organization, management, safety, workplace communication skills and infection control procedures as well as related health hazards and safety practices for handling of hazardous materials. Students will be able to recognize, identify and demonstrate the safe use of tools and equipment. In addition, demonstrated knowledge in Diesel engine construction, operation and servicing will be required. Course will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.

DIM0014 Diesel Engine Systems 1 (150 Hours)
This course will require the student to demonstrate applied communication, mathematical and scientific knowledge. In addition, employability and entrepreneurial opportunities will be stressed. Demonstrated knowledge of engine systems and assemblies will be required. Course will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.

DIM0006 Diesel Engine Systems 2 (150 Hours)
This course will provide the student the opportunity to troubleshoot, repair and rebuild engine systems, camshaft and block assemblies. Course will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.

DIM0302 Electrical and Electronic Systems 1 (150 Hours)
This course will introduce the student to fundamentals and principles of basic electrical theory, the operation of electrical systems, electrical component measurement and computation for diesel technology. The student will also perform lab and shop procedures in the following areas: tool use and organization; personal safety and environmental practices; diesel shop organization and management. The course will also provide the student with skills relating to workplace communication and employment as well as offer optional work experience training.

DIM0303 Electrical and Electronic Systems 2 (150 Hours)
This course will enable the student to apply electrical skills previously learned and advance to electronic component identification and working principles. The student will test, service, and repair electronic diesel systems in a lab/shop environment. The student will perform lab and shop procedures in the following areas: tool use and organization; personal safety and environmental practices; diesel shop organization and management. The course will also provide the student with skills relating to workplace communication and employment as well as offer optional work experience training.

DIM0007 Heavy Truck Brake Systems 1 (150 Hours)
This course introduces the student to hydraulic braking systems. The student will identify, explain the principles of hydraulic systems and their components in a variety of hands-on skills including the ability to service and recondition hydraulic brakes in a lab/shop environment. The student will perform lab and shop procedures in the following areas: Tool use and organization; personal safety and environmental practices; diesel shop organization and management. This course will also provide the student with skills relating to workplace communication and employment as well as offer optional work experience training.

DIM0008 Heavy Truck Brake Systems 2 (150 Hours)
This course introduces the student to air, parking, and anti-braking systems. The student will identify and explain the principles of these systems and their components in a variety of hands-on skills including the ability to troubleshoot, service and recondition air brakes in a lab/shop environment. The student will perform lab and shop procedures in the following areas: tool use and organization; personal safety and environmental practices; diesel shop organization and management. This course will also provide the student with skills relating to workplace communication and employment as well as offer optional cooperative education training.

Course Descriptions

DIM0004 Introduction to Diesel Technology (150 Hours)
This course provides instruction in shop organization, management, safety, workplace communication skills and infection control procedures as well as related health hazards and safety practices for handling of hazardous materials. Students will be able to recognize, identify and demonstrate the safe use of tools and equipment. In addition, demonstrated knowledge in Diesel engine construction, operation and servicing will be required. Course will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.

DIM0014 Diesel Engine Systems 1 (150 Hours)
This course will require the student to demonstrate applied communication, mathematical and scientific knowledge. In addition, employability and entrepreneurial opportunities will be stressed. Demonstrated knowledge of engine systems and assemblies will be required. Course will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.

DIM0006 Diesel Engine Systems 2 (150 Hours)
This course will provide the student the opportunity to troubleshoot, repair and rebuild engine systems, camshaft and block assemblies. Course will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.

DIM0302 Electrical and Electronic Systems 1 (150 Hours)

This course will introduce the student to fundamentals and principles of basic electrical theory, the operation of electrical systems, electrical component measurement and computation for diesel technology. The student will also perform lab and shop procedures in the following areas: tool use and organization; personal safety and environmental practices; diesel shop organization and management. The course will also provide the student with skills relating to workplace communication and employment as well as offer optional work experience training.

DIM0303 Electrical and Electronic Systems 2 (150 Hours)
This course will enable the student to apply electrical skills previously learned and advance to electronic component identification and working principles. The student will test, service, and repair electronic diesel systems in a lab/shop environment. The student will perform lab and shop procedures in the following areas: tool use and organization; personal safety and environmental practices; diesel shop organization and management. The course will also provide the student with skills relating to workplace communication and employment as well as offer optional work experience training.

DIM0007 Heavy Truck Brake Systems 1 (150 Hours)
This course introduces the student to hydraulic braking systems. The student will identify, explain the principles of hydraulic systems and their components in a variety of hands-on skills including the ability to service and recondition hydraulic brakes in a lab/shop environment. The student will perform lab and shop procedures in the following areas: Tool use and organization; personal safety and environmental practices; diesel shop organization and management. This course will also provide the student with skills relating to workplace communication and employment as well as offer optional work experience training.

DIM0008 Heavy Truck Brake Systems 2 (150 Hours)
This course introduces the student to air, parking, and anti-braking systems. The student will identify and explain the principles of these systems and their components in a variety of hands-on skills including the ability to troubleshoot, service and recondition air brakes in a lab/shop environment. The student will perform lab and shop procedures in the following areas: tool use and organization; personal safety and environmental practices; diesel shop organization and management. This course will also provide the student with skills relating to workplace communication and employment as well as offer optional cooperative education training.

DIM0103 Preventative Maintenance Inspection (150 Hours)
This course will provide training in diesel engine preventive maintenance by using diagnostic techniques and manufacturer's maintenance requirements in a lab/shop environment. The student will use hands-on skills demonstrating the ability to do an oil analysis, perform mileage inspection scheduling and follow manufacturer's suggested maintenance procedures. The student will apply lab and shop procedures in the following areas: tool use and organization; personal safety and environmental practices; diesel shop organization and management. This course will also provide the student with skills relating to workplace communication and employment as well as offer optional work experience.

DIM0610 Heating and Air Conditioning (150 Hours)
This course introduces the student to basic heating and A/C components combined with hands-on activities of inspecting A/C systems, using diagnostic procedures involving pressure tests, removal and replacement of A/C components, and identifying types of refrigerants used. The student will demonstrate the use of recovery and reclaim systems applying EPA requirements for handling recycled refrigerants. The student will perform lab and shop procedures in the following areas: tool use and organization; personal safety and environmental practices; diesel shop organization and management. This course will also provide the student with skills relating to workplace communication and employment as well as offer optional work experience training.

DIM0500 Truck Steering and Suspension (150 Hours)
This course will enable the student to troubleshoot and repair conventional and hydraulic steering systems in a variety of hands-on skills including the ability to service and align axle suspensions, tractors and trailers. The student will perform lab and shop procedures in the following areas: tool use and organization; personal safety; and environmental practices; diesel shop organization and management. This course will also provide the student with skills relating to workplace communication and employment as well as offer optional work experience training.

DIM0201 Drive Train Systems 1 (150 Hours)
This course will provide the necessary skills for the student to maintain and troubleshoot components and assemblies of power train systems. The student will describe common problems of components, clutches, and transmissions, and apply procedures to troubleshoot, remove, replace, and rebuild these components and assemblies using hands-on skills in a lab/shop environment. The student will perform lab and shop procedures in the following areas: tool use and organization; personal safety and environmental practices; diesel shop organization and management. This course will also provide the student with skills relating to workplace communication and employment as well as offer optional work experience training.

DIM0202 Drive T rain Systems 2 (150 Hours)
This course will provide advanced skills in the troubleshooting and repair of transmissions, differentials, drivelines and transfer cases. Course will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.

DIM0106 Hydraulic Systems (150 Hours)
This course will introduce the student to the basic principles of hydraulic pumps, motors, and hydraulic accessories. The student will identify, explain, and troubleshoot components using diagrams and test equipment by performing hands-on skills in maintaining and reconditioning hydraulic systems in the lab. The student will perform lab and shop procedures in the following areas: tool use and organization; personal safety and environmental practices; diesel shop organization and management. This course will also provide the student with skills relating to workplace communication and employment as well as offer optional work experience training.

Curriculum and Task Tracking
Diesel-NATEF Correlation Grid
Student Progress and Performance Standards
Electrical 1 Job Tasks
Electrical 2 Job Tasks
Brake Systems 1 Job Tasks
Brake Systems 2 Job Tasks
Diesel Engine Systems 1 Job Tasks
Diesel Engine Systems 2 Job Tasks
HVAC Job Tasks
Steering and Suspension Job Tasks
Drive Train Systems Job Tasks
Hydraulic Job Tasks
Preventive Maintenance Job Tasks


Personal Standards

Student Code of Conduct
Student Counseling Form
Student Handbook
Student Performance Skills


Periodicals

Palm Beach State Library
Tomorrow’s Technicians
Diesel Power Magazine
Equipment World
Commercial Carrier Journal
Motor Age
Motor Magazine
Under hood Service
Nozzle Chatter

 

Instructional Resources
Automotive Lift Institute
Automotive Skills Assessment
NATEF
ASE
Auto-Diesel Media (MTIS)
Diesel Training Media List
Tool Loss or Damage Control Form
Guidelines For Vehicle Movement


Safety

Lab Safety Guidelines
Lab Safety Guidelines Signature Page
Lift Operator Training Log
Lift Safety Tips
First Aid Kit Policy Guidelines
Facilities Inspection Form
Student Insurance Summary
Student Insurance Claim Form
Insurance Questions and Answers
Student Insurance Certificate
Safety Training Media(MTIS)
Safety and Pollution Prevention
Palm Beach State Safety Manual
Automated External Defibrillator Locations
Lockdown/Evacuation Video
On-Vehicle Service Guidelines

Diesel Facilities
Map and Directions
Diesel Floor Plan - ETD
 

Instructional Staff
Mark Corwin
Charles Johnson


Financial Aid

Financial Aid TV


TABE Information

Preparing for the TABE

Palm Beach State College Mission
Palm Beach Community College's mission is to create and sustain a dynamic teaching and learning environment that provides a high-quality, accessible, affordable education, preparing students to contribute and compete ethically and successfully in a diverse global community.

Trade and Industry Mission
The mission of Palm Beach State College's Trade and Industrial Programs is to provide high-quality; employment-focused workforce education and training designed to meet the changing needs of our diverse community.

Diesel Technology Mission
The mission of the Diesel Technology Program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills required for employment in the heavy and medium truck industry, through a dedicated and knowledgeable staff, and active partnership with the business community.

We support:

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Check Admissions Status

Your admission to a Trade and Industry program may be delayed for one or more of the following reasons:

  • You have not taken the TABE or provided proof of exemption.
  • You have not had an advising session with a PSAV advisor.
  • You have completed 50% of your program courses and have not satisfied the VPI co-requisite course requirements.

See a PSAV advisor or Workforce Assessment Advisor to complete your application process. This program is eligible for Financial Aid.

Some students entering this program are required to take the TABE test. All are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration. For more information on the TABE and admissions procedures contact student advisor Mikayel Ishmael. The approximate cost for Diesel Technology 1 and Diesel Technology 2 is approximately $5600.

This program is available at Palm Beach State at Lake Worth

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Palm Beach State is a proud member of the Association of Diesel Specialists


Instructor Info

Mark Corwin

Charles Johnson


Contact Info

Eligio Marquez, Program Director  (561) 868-3542

 

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