Caterpillar Technician Training
Academic Plan Type
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
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.
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.
What You’ll Learn
This degree will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Use appropriate service information, tools, and equipment to accomplish tasks related to the service and repair of Caterpillar machines.
- Explain the theory and operation of the following systems: electrical, electronic controls, HVAC, hydraulic, powertrain, and engine.
- Perform disassembly, cleaning, reassembly, testing, and installation of components and systems according to Caterpillar specifications.
- Practice industry culture involving professionalism that includes dress, attendance, and internal/external client relationships.
- Employ safe personal and workplace habits according to industry standards.
- Effectively communicate with diverse audiences.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|ASE161AU||Basic Automotive Electrical/Electronics (2) OR|
|Permission of Program Director (0)||0-2|
|ASE162AU||Automotive Battery, Starting and Charging Systems (2) OR|
|Permission of Program Director (0)||0-2|
|ASE161AU||and ASE162AU are recommended for students who are not employed in the industry at the time of enrollment.|
|CTT110||Introduction to Caterpillar Service Industry||3|
|CTT111||Caterpillar Engine Fundamentals||4|
|CTT114||Basic Electrical Fundamentals||3|
|CTT115||Air Conditioning Fundamentals||3|
|CTT116||Power Trains I||3|
|CTT117||Machine Hydraulic Systems||3|
|CTT118||Caterpillar Dealer Internship I||3|
|CTT119||Caterpillar Dealer Internship II||3|
|CTT200||Power Train II||3|
|CTT202||Engine Diagnostics and Repair||3|
|CTT204||Machine Specific Systems||3|
|CTT205||Caterpillar Dealer Internship III||3|
|CTT206||Caterpillar Dealer Internship IV||3|
|WLD101||Introduction to Welding||3|
|GTC108||Technical Mathematics II (3) OR|
|MAT150||College Algebra/Functions (5) OR|
|MAT151||College Algebra/Functions (4) OR|
|MAT152||College Algebra/Functions (3) OR|
|MAT155||College Algebra/Functions with Review (5)|
|MAT156||College Algebra/Functions with Review (6)||3-6|
|MAT15+ is recommended for students interested in transferring to Pittsburgh State University.|
General Education Requirements
|General Education Requirement||Credits: 15-18|
|General Education Core||Credits: 9-12|
|First-Year Composition||Credits: 6|
|ENG101||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG107||First-Year Composition for ESL (3)|
|ENG111||Technical and Professional Writing (3) OR|
|ENG102||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG108||First-Year Composition for ESL (3)||6|
|Oral Communication||Credits: 3|
|COM100||Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR|
|COM110||Interpersonal Communication (3) OR|
|COM225||Public Speaking (3) OR|
|COM230||Small Group Communication (3)||3|
|Critical Reading||Credits: 0-3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR|
|Equivalent as indicated by assessment||0-3|
|Met by GTC108 or MAT15+ in Required Courses|
|General Education Distribution||Credits: 6|
|Humanities and Fine Arts||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area|
|Natural Sciences||Credits: 0|
This Associate in Applied Science is associated with
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
View MCCCD's curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Caterpillar Technician Training (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=149658).
- 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
- Last Updated
- Financial Aid Eligible?
- This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.