This course is designed for the student participating in an occupational internship in Heavy Equipment-Caterpillar. Application of discipline-related skills and knowledge of the Secretaries' Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies is emphasized. Each student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college internship instructor. To register, complete an application form available at the Applied Science and Technology Division office, Holt 140. (CSU)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the Caterpillar organization, basic shop safety, shop equipment, and shop operation.
This course is designed to introduce the student to basic diesel engine theory and service procedures. Caterpillar engine systems and applications are studied. Several Caterpillar engines are presented with emphasis on the Caterpillar 3406 diesel engine due to its high field population.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program.
This course is a practical study of the basic principles and components of hydraulic circuits and the application of these principles to Caterpillar agricultural and construction equipment. Major emphasis is on developing the student's competencies in the areas of servicing and maintaining hydraulic equipment.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the various fuel systems used on Caterpillar engines. The student becomes familiar with fuel selection, calibrations and nozzle testing procedures, in governor operation, and hydraulic fuel ratio controls.
This course is designed to introduce the student to basic electrical and electronic fundamentals needed by a technician to properly diagnose and repair the complex electrical systems installed in Caterpillar machines.
This course is designed to provide an introduction into the basic theory and principles of air conditioning as they relate to Caterpillar equipment. Use of equipment to diagnose and repair malfunctions, including repair of component parts and the charging and recharging of systems is stressed in the laboratory.
This course is designed as a study of the various transmissions and differentials used in Caterpillar equipment including: constant mesh, sliding gear, hydrostatic synchromesh, and power shift transmissions involving planetaries.
This course is designed for inspecting, testing, servicing, and diagnosing Caterpillar hydraulic systems and components.
This course is designed to discuss the methods for transferring power. The course begins with machines that are driven with hydraulic components and the rest of the concentrates on the mechanical power train components including differentials, brakes, final drives and undercarriage.
This course is designed to provide the background needed to diagnose and repair sophisticated electronics and computerized circuits found on Caterpillar equipment and engines. Basic electronic concepts, component function, and system operation are covered. The student uses Caterpillar procedures to identify malfunctions and to test the systems properly.
This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the necessary diagnostic skills required for troubleshooting Caterpillar engines and fuel systems. Emphasis is placed upon knowledge and skills necessary to assure product reliability and performance.
This course is an in-depth study of engine diagnostics and repair techniques. The course includes on-iron activities diagnosing and correcting engine problems. The student learns proper selection and use of Caterpillar diagnostic tools. The four major engine systems studied are oil, air, cooling, and fuel.
This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills used to test and adjust specific Caterpillar machine systems.