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Workforce Certificate

Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Mechanics (Diesel Technology) (5616)

Through our Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Mechanic program, you can become an expert in diesel technology. Your skills and knowledge will open the door to immediate employment as a diesel truck or bus mechanic. Following this program, you’ll be qualified to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examination. The advanced and specialized topics in our Diesel Technology program give currently working mechanics the opportunity to upgrade their skills and income level.

The program offers both classroom and hands-on shop time, enabling you to perform diagnostic and repair procedures with confidence. Instruction includes diagnosis and repair of diesel engines (fuel, lubricating, cooling, electrical and electronic systems) and associated truck and bus systems (brakes, drive train, steering, suspension, air conditioning and hydraulic systems). You’ll learn troubleshooting skills, shop practices, and service and maintenance of heavy duty trucks and buses to industry standards.

Certification and Licensing
After successfully completing the program, students are qualified to take the ASE certification examination.

Application Procedure

Students in this program may be required to enroll in basic skills training. This will be determined by their scores on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Students wishing to enter this program should be advised by the instructor or program manager prior to enrollment in these courses. For information call 904.633.8334.


Professional Courses
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills
*VPI 0300 Language Skills

DIM 0001 Introduction to Diesel Engines (120/4)
DIM 0151 Maintenance and Troubleshooting I (120/4)
DIM 0102 Diesel Systems Repair and Overhaul (120/4)
DIM 0302 Diesel Electrical and Basic Electronics (120/4)
DIM 0303 Diesel Electronic Systems and Controls (120/4)
DIM 0152 Maintenance and Troubleshooting II (120/4)
DIM 0541 Diesel Equipment Preventative Maintenance I (120/4)
DIM 0510 Diesel Brakes (Mechanical/Hydraulic) (120/4)
DIM 0511 Diesel Air Brake Systems (120/4)
DIM 0401 Diesel Hydraulics (120/4)
DIM 0610 Diesel Heating and Air Conditioning (120/4)
DIM 0500 Diesel Steering and Suspension (120/4)
DIM 0215 Diesel Drive Train I (120/4)
DIM 0216 Diesel Drive Train II (120/4)

Total Program Hours: 1,680 contact hours (56 workforce credits)

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.

Estimated cost of tuition is $3,100 (for Florida residents, as of 7/04)


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