Certificate of Proficiency | 780 clock hours
Academic and Career Advising
This Certificate of Proficiency program will allow students to be able to be prepared and obtain a job in the Diesel industry at an earlier time. This Automobile Service Excellence-Education Foundation (ASE-EF) Accredited program offers our students technician training encompassing the study and application of heavy-duty systems theory, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair procedures. Where possible, students complete “live work” to gain practical experience and to demonstrate proficiency to industry standards.
Students receive training at the ASE-EF Master Heavy Duty Service Technician (MAST) level in four ASE Heavy Duty disciplines: T1 Engine Repair; T5 Suspension & Steering; T4 Brakes; T7 Heating & Air Conditioning and at the ASE-EF Maintenance and Medium to Heavy Duty Repair (MLR) level in four additional areas: T3 Fluid gear drives and drivetrains; T6 Electrical/Electronic Systems; T2 Diesel engines. Technicians who earn ASE certification in each of these eight areas, become ASE Certified Master Technicians. In addition, students are taught industry soft skills by assessing vehicle system damage, completing invoices, parts requisitions, and post repair inspections as part of the “live work” practicum. Ethics, professionalism, safety, and environmental impact are stressed in all areas of training.
This Automobile Service Excellence-Education Foundation Accredited program offers students a wide range of career opportunities and career paths in an established and evolving Heavy Duty repair industry. Job opportunities are available in, but not limited to: fleet maintenance and repair; mobile technician; independent and chain repair shops; manufacturer dealership shops; parts and supply distributors; parts remanufacturing shops; and a host of specialty shops.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes493023.htm
Please check with the department for current articulation information.
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/satts/cost-financial-aid.aspx.
Other (Tools): up to $3600.00, for complete list see program website.
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.
NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.
Program Entry Requirements
Student must have basic math and reading skills according to TABE
A prospective diesel technician should be in good physical condition and have above-average mechanical ability and eye-hand coordination.