Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program)
This is a Limited Access program.
The mission of the Medium and Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Technician/Diesel Systems 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.
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 Diesel Systems (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 coursework.
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.
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 Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing/Diesel Systems I program requires students to submit an application to the Program Manager's office. 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. In order to earn the Workforce Certificate, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s) on the TABE or qualify for a TABE waiver. Visit fscj.edu/assessment/available-assessments/tabe/tabe-certificate for program exit scores or bit.ly/TABEwaiver for the TABE waiver form. Students with prior coursework, test scores or licensing may qualify for a TABE waiver and can visit or contact any College Assessment and Certification Center to have the waiver processed and added to their individual student record. College Assessment and Certification locations and information can be found at fscj.edu/assessment. For students who do not meet the required TABE scores and need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation through the Applied Academics for Adult Education (8525) (N.C.) program. Remediation consists of tutoring, referral to online resources and/or completion of the following coursework in Reading, Mathematics and Language:
Students interested in this program should be advised by the instructor or Program Manager before enrolling in coursework.
Need More Information? Contact:
Automotive and Diesel Technologies Department, (904) 633-8334 or email@example.com.