Heavy Equipment Service Tech

Offered At the following campus locations
Program Overview

The Heavy Equipment Dealers Service Technology Associate degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the heavy equipment service and repair profession, specifically for Caterpillar dealers. The program utilizes a curriculum (ThinkBIG) develop by Caterpillar, Inc. and is currently utilized by 19 colleges throughout the world. Learning opportunities in the classroom, lab and internships enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skill required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of heavy equipment, engines and a minor emphasis on marine propulsion systems and power generator repair theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Heavy Equipment Dealers Service Technology Associate Degree that qualifies them as entry-level heavy equipment technicians.

Entrance Requirements

Education: A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for admission. Age: 16 years or older Placement: Achievement of appropriate scores on the college's placement test or submission of acceptable SAT or ACT scores. Compass-writing 62, reading 79, algebra 37, or Asset-writing 42, reading 41, algebra 42 or SAT scores of 450 critical reading and 440 math or ACT scores of 17 reading, 16 English, and 19 math. Provisional Admission accepted.

Course Overview
CourseCredit Hours
GENERAL CORE COURSES
Language Arts
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENGL 1105 Technical Communications 3
Humanities (choose ONE class)
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation 3
Math
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
Social Sciences (choose ONE class)
POLS 1101 American Government 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
CATT 1100 Caterpillar Engine Fundamentals 4
CATT 1110 Caterpillar Service Industry 3
WELD 1000 Intro to Welding Technology 3
CATT 1500 CAT Internship I 4
CATT 1120 Hydraulic Fundamentals 3
CATT 1130 Fuel Systems 3
CATT 1140 Electrical Fundamentals 3
CATT 1510 CAT Internship II 4
CATT 1150 Air Conditioning Fund 3
CATT 1160 Power Train I 3
CATT 1170 Machine Hydraulic Systems 3
CATT 2500 CAT Internship III 4
CATT 2000 Power Train II 3
CATT 2010 Machine Electronics 3
CATT 2510 CAT Internship IV 4
CATT 2020 Engine Diagnostics & Repair 3
CATT 2030 Machine Diagnostics 3
CATT 2040 Machine Specific 3