Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Apprenticeship, Associate in Science

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

Minimum Units Required: 78

Recommended Sequence:

First Semester (Fall)

Units

CAT 080

Caterpillar Service Industry

3

CAT 081

Caterpillar Engine Fundamentals

4

AGEGR 021

Agricultural Welding

2

GE Choice

Learning Skills, Group B Course

3-5

CAT 069V

Internship: Heavy Equipment-Caterpillar

4

Second Semester (Spring)

CAT 082

Fundamentals of Hydraulics

3

CAT 083

Caterpillar Engine Fuel Systems

3

CAT 084

Fundamentals of Electrical Systems

3

GE Choice

Learning Skills, Group A Course

3-6

CAT 069V

Internship: Heavy Equipment-Caterpillar

4

Third Semester (Summer)

CAT 085

Caterpillar Air Conditioning

2

CAT 086

Fundamentals of Caterpillar Power Trains

3

CAT 087

Caterpillar Machine Hydraulic Systems

3

Fourth Semester (Fall)

CAT 069V

Internship: Heavy Equipment-Caterpillar

4

CAT 090

Caterpillar Undercarriage and Final Drive

3

CAT 091

Caterpillar Machine Electronic Systems

3

GE Choice

Learning Skills, Group C Course

3

GE Choice

Natural Sciences Course

3-5

Fifth Semester (Spring)

CAT 069V

Internship: Heavy Equipment-Caterpillar

4

CAT 092

Caterpillar Engine Performance

2

CAT 093

Caterpillar Diagnostic Testing

2

CAT 094

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.

Minimum Units 78