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Diesel and Heavy Equipment (Evening Program) (470604)

Certificate: Certificate in Applied Science, CAS


Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Diesel and Heavy Equipment Repair Certificate program helps prepare students with basic heavy-duty diesel training. Graduates typically begin careers at regional Heavy-Duty OEM dealerships, franchised repair facilities, independent repair shops and parts businesses. Some of the position titles include technician, service advisor, and parts personnel. The program offers training in the areas of diesel industry safety, tooling and equipment, component identification and function. Classes and labs allow students to learn heavy duty diesel related subjects:  preventive maintenance, electricity, engines, diesel fuel systems, transmissions/drivetrains, air brakes, hydraulic, and steering/suspension.
The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Certificate also provides an alternate pathway to a degree. More information can be found here:  Automotive Technology - Diesel Option)

This certificate is a 2- year evening program on T and Th evenings.

• High School Diploma or GED

In the Real World

Diesel service technicians and mechanics inspect, repair, and overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engine and heavy equipment.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Graduates of the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Certificate will:
• Demonstrate knowledge of safety and environmental requirements in the transportation repair industry.
• Demonstrate understanding of air brake systems.
• Demonstrate understanding of preventive maintenance.

Want to enter this program? Fill out a college application and you're on your way!

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