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Curriculum

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Heavy Equipment Dealer Service Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepare students for entry-level service technician position for Caterpillar dealerships. Students will develop skills to be productive with limited on-the-job training following graduation. English and math components of the curriculum are integrated with heavy equipment technology such as writing service reports and applying math skills to repairing and diagnosing technology.

Program Length: 5 Semesters

Entrance Date: Fall Semester

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Education: A high school diploma or its equivalent is required.

Age: 18 years or older

Placement: Achievement of minimum program scores on the institution’s placement test or submission of acceptable SAT or ACT scores.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL CORE COURSES
ENG 191 Composition and Rhetoric I
5
ENG 193 Composition and Rhetoric II
5
SPC 191 Fundamentals of Speech
5
MAT 191 College Algebra
5
PSY 191 Introduction to Psychology
5
SOC 191 Introduction to Sociology
5
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
SCT 100 Introduction to Microcomputers
3
WLD 100 Welding
2
CAT 110 CAT Engine Fundamentals
4
CAT 111 Introduction to CAT Service Industry
2
CAT 112 Fundamentals of Hydraulic Systems
3
CAT 113 CAT Engine Fuel Systems
3
CAT 114 Fundamentals of Electrical Systems I
3
CAT 115 Air Conditioning
2
CAT 116 Fundamentals of Transmission/Torque Converters
3
CAT 117 Machine Hydraulic Systems
3
CAT 150 Internship I
4
CAT 151 Internship II
4
CAT 200 Undercarriage and Final Drives
3
CAT 201 Machine Electronic Systems
3
CAT 202 Caterpillar Engine Performance
2
CAT 203 Diagnostic Testing
2
CAT 204 Machine Specific Systems
3
CAT 250 Internship III
4
CAT 251 Internship IV
4
  Minimum semester hour credits required for graduation:
87
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