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students gathered for a demonstrationSTUDENT--what is expected of the student

  • Obtain and maintain a Caterpillar dealer sponsor throughout the program
  • Provide sponsoring CAT dealership with responsible and productive work effort
  • Participate in all learning activities at scheduled times
  • Maintain academic standards and adhere to academic policies (minimum 2.0 GPA) according to SJDC policy
  • Maintain dealership attendance standards
  • Be responsible for program costs: fees, books, housing, etc.
  • Wear work uniforms, safety glasses and recommended personal safety equipment during campus class/labs and dealer internship experience

SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE--what students can expect from SJDC

  • Provide faculty dedicated to the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Program
  • Provide necessary time to initially train and update the faculty
  • Provide facility dedicated to the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Program including classrooms, labs, etc.
  • Appoint a Caterpillar Service Technology Program coordinator
  • Provide advisement for students of the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Program
  • Maintain up-to-date tools and equipment
  • Grant the Associate of Science degree in Caterpillar Service Technology to graduates
  • Inform sponsoring dealers of the student's progress
  • Assist dealerships with student selection and recruitment
  • Work with the dealership coordinator to assure involvement in internships
  • Conduct student visitations during internships
  • Establish a Caterpillar Service Technology Advisory Committee

CATERPILLAR DEALERSHIP--what students can expect from their CAT Caterpillardealer

  • Agree to act as a sponsoring dealership
  • Appoint in-dealership coordinator
  • Recruit, interview, and select prospective student(s)
  • Provide dealership coordinated internship experience
  • Provide related work/learning experiences to supplement student's most recent instruction
  • Agree to pay the student during periods of dealer internship
  • Provide work uniforms for the student enrolled in the program
  • Assist in obtaining equipment and training aids
  • Participate in the Caterpillar Advisory Committee meetings
  • Complete student evaluation forms during each internship
  • Advise the college of concerns or changes in student status with the dealership
  • Provide a loaner tool set