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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Diesel Maintenance Technician PSAV

Diesel Maintenance Technician (PSAV 5452)

Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
The Diesel Maintenance Technician Program will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment as an entry-level technician in the diesel industry. This 600-hour program employs theory and laboratory work to cover a broad range of entry-level skills that will provide a solid foundation for this career in the industry.   


Admission Requirements

1. No high school diploma or GED is required. (To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must:                            Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed                      homeschooling)
2. Complete an application for admission, located at
3. Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt, please go to
4. Send request for official high school transcripts, GED, or validated foreign equivalent to the Admissions Office.
5. Attend a program information session and meet with the program advisor.

Completion Requirements

  1. 1. Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
    2. All financial responsibilities must be satisfied.

Program Length
Daytime: 600 clock hours - 20 weeks/ Evening: 600 clock hours - 30 weeks

This program is offered at the Lake Worth and Belle Glade campuses.

For More Information

Eligio Marquez Jr., Program Director,, (561) 868-3542 

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Clock Hours: 600
DIM0101 Diesel Engine Mechanic/Technician Helper 150
DIM0131 Diesel Air Brakes Technician 150
DIM0153 Diesel Maintenance Service Technician 300
Total Program Clock Hours: 600

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Upon completion of this program, students may seek employment as maintenance technicians in fleets, dealerships, quick lube shops, tire stores or independent service/repair shops related to the diesel industry. Students may choose to enter jobs as technicians, service advisors, parts specialists or entrepreneurs. 

Career Path Notes
This program provides instruction in the inspection, maintenance and minor repairs area of medium heavy-duty vehicles. Student competencies to exit the program for employment are established by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation. . 

Career Center
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