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Basic Diesel Service Technology CCP

Basic Diesel Service Technology Overview (5468)

Type of Award

CCP - Career Certificate Program

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-industry/default.aspx

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of occupations and careers found in the diesel and heavy truck industry. A combination of technical theory and practical hands-on instruction will provide students with the knowledge and skills required for entry level employment in this high wage field.

Coursework for the Basic Diesel Service Technology program prepares students for the Medium/Heavy Truck Technician ASE (National Automotive Service Excellence) certification exams in Diesel Engines (T2), Brake Systems (T4) and Electrical and Electronic Systems (T6). For more information, please refer to the ASE's website: www.ASE.com.

Program coursework content also covers:

Shop organization

Environmental and safety practices

Proper use of tools and equipment

Applied math and science

Employability skills

Maintenance operations and shop facilities

Entrepreneurship

Coursework for this program covers instruction in the proper and safe use of heavy diesel service tools and diagnostic equipment. The curriculum is designed to give students a combination of classroom and lab related activities.

The Diesel Technology Program is accredited by the National Automotive Education Foundation (NATEF): www.NATEF.org.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.

Admission Requirements

  • 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 complete homeschooling)
  • Attend an information session or meet with the program advisor.

Completion Requirements

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

Program Length

1050 hours approximately 17 months in evening program.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Program Director: Eligio Marquez Jr., marqueze@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3542

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of this program, you may seek employment as a Heavy/Medium Truck Technician, Fleet Technician, Bus Mechanic, Marine Diesel Technician, Heavy Equipment Repair or Parts Counterperson. Some Diesel Technicians work on heavy trucks and off-road equipment, including bulldozers, cranes, loaders, farm tractors, or combines. 

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Clock Hours: 1,050)

Group A - Diesel Engine Mechanic/ Technician Helper

DIM0004Introduction to Diesel Technology (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Group B - Diesel Electrical and Electronics Technician

DIM0302Electrical and Electronic Systems 1 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

DIM0303Electrical and Electronic Systems 2 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Group C - Diesel Engine Technical

DIM0014Diesel Engine Systems 1 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

DIM0006Diesel Engine Systems 2 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Group D - Diesel Brakes Technician

DIM0007Heavy Truck Brake Systems 1 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

DIM0008Heavy Truck Brake Systems 2 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 1050

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Clock Hours: 300)

DIM0004Introduction to Diesel Technology (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

DIM0302Electrical and Electronic Systems 1 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

 

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Clock Hours: 300)

DIM0014Diesel Engine Systems 1 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

DIM0303Electrical and Electronic Systems 2 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

 

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Clock Hours: 150)

DIM0006Diesel Engine Systems 2 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

 

Term Four - Fall (Year Two) (Clock Hours: 300)

DIM0007Heavy Truck Brake Systems 1 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

DIM0008Heavy Truck Brake Systems 2 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

 

Total Credit Hours: 1050