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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2016-2017

Palm Beach State College

Heavy Equipment Mechanics PSAV

Heavy Equipment Mechanics  (5456)

Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
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
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Admission Requirements
No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:


Completion Requirements
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

Program Length
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,, (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

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Employment Opportunities
Entry-level mechanic positions such as bus, heavy trucks and other diesel applications.

Gainful Employment
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Career Path Notes
Heavy equipment mechanics are in high demand, and this program is the first step to a successful career.

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