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.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician AS Degree Apprenticeship program, 90% of the apprentices will score 60 or higher on the AED test administered by Caterpillar and/or Association of Equipment Dealers.
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.
Major Requirements - Core Requirements
Complete 38 units
Internship - Complete 16 units
Minimum Major Units Required: 54
Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Minimum Degree Units Required: 78