Career Certificate (Clock Hour program)
The mission of the Diesel Systems 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.
The recent implementation of new federal emissions and safety regulations for diesel trucks, and equipment has increased the demand for highly skilled, truck and bus technicians.
The Diesel Systems Technician program is designed to provide the training you need to become a professional. The program is a total of 1,800 contact hours which can be completed in 16 months. This program also includes Diesel Systems Technician I (5836) (C.C.) , a 1,050 contact hour certificate embedded that can be completed in three consecutive semesters. Coursework includes classroom theory, hands-on lab exercises, and internships using the latest technology to locate, diagnose and repair problems with electrical, mechanical, and computerized systems. The program is NATEF-accredited and will prepare you for ASE certification exams. Additionally, students who successfully complete the Truck Heating and Air Conditioning Systems course can earn EPA Section 609 Certification for mobile air conditioning systems.
A minimum grade of C or higher 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.
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. In order to earn the Career 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.
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Automotive and Diesel Technologies Department, (904) 633-8334 or email@example.com.