Associate in Applied Science in Caterpillar Technician Training

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Below is a list of courses that make up this degree. It is recommended that you meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Caterpillar Technician Training degree prepares students with the skills required to service and repair Caterpillar machines. The program combines general education curriculum, specialized Caterpillar machine coursework, and practical experience through internships to prepare students to work in authorized Caterpillar service facilities. Students receive training in diesel engines, electrical principles and electronic controls, sophisticated computer-based diagnosis, state-of-the-art hydraulics and powertrains, HVAC certification, as well as other high demand skills.


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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Caterpillar Technician Training (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
Total Credits Required
Program Notes

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

Students are encouraged to complete General Education requirements prior to Caterpillar coursework.

Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

What You’ll Learn

This degree will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Use appropriate service information, tools, and equipment to accomplish tasks related to the service and repair of Caterpillar machines.
  2. Explain the theory and operation of the following systems: electrical, electronic controls, HVAC, hydraulic, powertrain, and engine.
  3. Perform disassembly, cleaning, reassembly, testing, and installation of components and systems according to Caterpillar specifications.
  4. Practice industry culture involving professionalism that includes dress, attendance, and internal/external client relationships.
  5. Employ safe personal and workplace habits according to industry standards.
  6. Effectively communicate with diverse audiences.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ASE161AUBasic Automotive Electrical/Electronics (2) OR
Permission of Program Director (0)0-2
ASE162AUAutomotive Battery, Starting and Charging Systems (2) OR
Permission of Program Director (0)0-2
ASE161AUand ASE162AU are recommended for students who are not employed in the industry at the time of enrollment.
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
WLD101Introduction to Welding3
GTC108Technical Mathematics II (3) OR
MAT150College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
MAT151College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
MAT152College Algebra/Functions (3) OR
MAT155College Algebra/Functions with Review (5)
MAT156College Algebra/Functions with Review (6)3-6
MAT15+ is recommended for students interested in transferring to Pittsburgh State University.

General Education Requirements

General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 15-18
General Education CoreCredits: 9-12
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3) OR
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
MathematicsCredits: 0
Met by GTC108 or MAT15+ in Required Courses
General Education DistributionCredits: 6
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area
Natural SciencesCredits: 0
Requirement waived

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Full Award Details

First Term
2020 Fall
Final Term
Total Credits
CIPS code
SOC codes
49-3042.00, 49-3031.00, 51-2031.00, 49-3041.00
Program Availability
Occupational Area
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
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