Associate in Applied Science in Caterpillar Technician Training

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Caterpillar Technician Training

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Caterpillar Technician Training prepares students to use advanced technology to service and repair Caterpillar machines and equipment. Students become skilled in electronically controlled engines, sophisticated computer-based diagnosis, and state-of-the-art hydraulics and transmissions, as well as other high demand skills. The program combines general education curriculum, specialized technological coursework, and practical experience to prepare students to work in authorized Caterpillar service facilities.

Required Courses Credits: 55

CTT110Introduction to Caterpillar Service Industry3
CTT111Caterpillar Engine Fundamentals4
CTT112Hydraulic Fundamentals3
CTT113Fuel Systems3
CTT114Basic Electrical Fundamentals3
CTT115Air Conditioning Fundamentals3
CTT116Power Trains I3
CTT117Machine Hydraulic Systems3
CTT118Caterpillar Dealer Internship I3
CTT119Caterpillar Dealer Internship II3
CTT200Power Train II3
CTT201Machine Electronics3
CTT202Engine Diagnostics and Repair3
CTT203Machine Diagnostics3
CTT204Machine Specific Systems3
CTT205Caterpillar Dealer Internship III3
CTT206Caterpillar Dealer Internship IV3
GTC129Manufacturing Welding3

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 18-21
First-Year Composition Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) AND
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)
Oral Communication Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area
Recommended COM110 Interpersonal Communication3
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
Math Credits: 3
GTC108Technical Mathematics II3
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area
Recommended ENH255 Contemporary U.S. Literature and Film3
Natural Sciences Credits: 0
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area
Recommended CFS157 Marriage and Family Life3

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Major: 3005
First Term: 2018 Summer
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 73-76
CIPS code: 47.0302
SOC codes: 49-3042, 49-3031, 49-9041
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00
Last Updated: 11/13/2017