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Diesel Maintenance Technician CCP

Diesel Maintenance Technician Overview ( 5452)

Type of Award

CCP - Career Certificate Program

Program Website

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

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

  • No high School diploma or GED 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)
  • Send request for official high school transcripts, GED, or validated foreign equivalent to the Admissions Office.

Completion Requirements

  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

Location

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

For More Information

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

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

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: 600)

DIM0101Diesel Engine Mechanic/Technician Helper (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

DIM0131Diesel Air Brakes Technician (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

DIM0154Diesel Maintenance Service Technician 1(CCP)

150 Clock Hours

DIM0155Diesel Maintenance Service Technician 2 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 600

Course Sequence

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

DIM0154Diesel Maintenance Service Technician 1(CCP)

150 Clock Hours

DIM0155Diesel Maintenance Service Technician 2 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

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

DIM0101Diesel Engine Mechanic/Technician Helper (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

DIM0131Diesel Air Brakes Technician (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 600