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AS Degree - Major in Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Apprenticeship
Applied Science & Technology

Upon successful completion of the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician AS Degree Apprenticeship program, the apprentice will be prepared for completion of the related and supplemental instruction component of the State approved San Joaquin Valley Automotive Technician Apprenticeship Program. The apprentice is awarded a Journey Level Certificate from the State Division of Apprenticeship Standards upon completion of 7600 hours of On-The-Job training and satisfactory employer reports. The apprentices are qualified to perform service, maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting of diesel engines, transmissions, drive trains, transaxles, brakes, suspensions, steering systems, charging systems, electrical systems, electronic engine controls, fuel management controls, computer control systems and air conditioning systems on Caterpillar tractors and heavy equipment.

Total Units Required 78-87
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester (Fall) Units
CAT 80 Caterpillar Service Industry 3
CAT 81 Caterpillar Engine Fundamentals 4
AGEGR 21 Agricultural Welding 2
GE CHOICE Learning Skills, Group B Course 3-5
CAT 69V Internship: Heavy Equipment- Caterpillar 4

Second Semester (Spring)
CAT 82 Fundamentals of Hydraulics 3
CAT 83 Caterpillar Engine Fuel Systems 3
CAT 84 Fundamentals of Electrical Systems 3
GE CHOICE Learning Skills, Group A Course 3-6
CAT 69V Internship: Heavy Equipment- Caterpillar 4

Third Semester (Summer)
CAT 85 Caterpillar Air Conditioning 2
CAT 86 Fundamentals of Caterpillar Power Trains 3
CAT 87 Caterpillar Machine Hydraulic Systems 3

Fourth Semester (Fall)
CAT 69V Internship: Heavy Equipment- Caterpillar 4
CAT 90 Caterpillar Undercarriage and Final Drive 3
CAT 91 Caterpillar Machine Electronic Systems 3
GE CHOICE Learning Skills, Group C Course 3
GE CHOICE Natural Sciences Course 3-5

Fifth Semester (Spring)
CAT 69V Internship: Heavy Equipment- Caterpillar 4
CAT 92 Caterpillar Engine Performance 2
CAT 93 Caterpillar Diagnostic Testing 2
CAT 94 Caterpillar Machine Specific Systems 2
GE CHOICE Social Science, Group A Course 3
GE CHOICE Social Science, Group B Course 3

Sixth Semester (Summer)
GE CHOICE Humanities Course 3-5
GE CHOICE Contemporary Perspectives Course 3

A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.




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