Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program)
This is a limited access program.
This program is designed to provide the training needed to gain entry level employment as a truck technician. The program is a total of 1,050 contact hours which can be completed in 12 months. Coursework includes classroom theory and hands-on lab exercises using the latest technology to locate, diagnose and repair problems with electrical, mechanical and computerized systems. These courses are embedded into the Medium and Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Technician (Diesel Technology) (5826) (W.C.) , a 1,800 contact hour workforce certificate program. They offer an exit point for students who want to get the skills they need to quickly start a career as a Diesel Truck Technician. These courses can be completed in three consecutive semesters over a 12 month period.
A minimum grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all professional core courses.
The mission of the Medium and Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Technician program is to prepare students for employment or specialized training as a service technician by providing remarkable training and education for future professionals and their employers. The program provides instruction on theory and operation through courses that align with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification areas. Students completing this program will gain knowledge and skills that prepare them for distinctive success in a global economy.
Having a successful career as a professional truck technician requires training and certifications. Completing this program will help you achieve both of these goals. Technicians with formal training and ASE or factory certifications typically earn more and have more opportunity for advancement than those who don’t.
Local employers contact us often to hire students and program graduates. Getting hired to work part time before you graduate is the ideal arrangement. Being able to apply what you have learned in the classroom to a live work environment allows you to develop your skills at a rapid pace. Our office can help put you in touch with employers who understand the value of this process and desire to work with our students in order to help develop a professional technician for their business.
Notice to prospective students: A poor driving record, certain felony convictions or not having a regular unrestricted driver’s license will adversely affect your employment opportunities as a Diesel Truck Technician. Students are strongly encouraged to explore employment eligibility requirements for any career field before choosing and starting a program of study.
In addition to the regular College application, entrance into the Medium and Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Technician program requires students to submit an application to the Program Manager’s office that includes the following:
- Three-year driving transcript;
- Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Assessment score report;
- Results of appropriate placement test (PERT for AAS or TABE for PSAV) or proof of exemption claimed on SB1720 student questionnaire; and
- A short essay between 200 and 300 words explaining how the program will help the student achieve his or her career goals.
All four items above are considered when evaluating a student for program entry. A poor driving record, Bennett scores less than 32, TABE/PERT scores that indicate remediation is required or an application package that does not clearly indicate how the program will help you achieve your career goals will affect your entrance into the program. The program application packet can be obtained by contacting the Automotive Program Manager’s office at 904-633-8334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. Students who fail to meet the State of Florida’s designated exit score will be required to complete the Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). See the Standards of Academic Progress .
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Automotive and Diesel Technologies Department, (904) 633-8334 or email@example.com.