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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Heavy Equipment Service Technician PSAV

Heavy Equipment Service Technician  (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: 24 months evening students.

The program is offered at the Belle Glade campus.

For More Information
Gloria McAllister,, (561) 993-1175

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

Gainful Employment
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.

Career Center
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