Associate in Applied Science in Caterpillar Technician Training

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

When to Start Taking Classes

It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Fall Semester (Term 1)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTT110 Introduction to Caterpillar Service Industry 3
CTT112 Hydraulic Fundamentals 3
CTT114 Basic Electrical Fundamentals 3
CTT118 Caterpillar Dealer Internship I 3
ENG101 First-Year Composition FYC 3
GTC107 Technical Mathematics I 3

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 2)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTT111 Caterpillar Engine Fundamentals 4
CTT113 Fuel Systems 3
CTT116 Power Train I 3
CTT119 Caterpillar Dealer Internship II 3
ENG102 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or Technical and Professional Writing FYC or L 3
Social Behavioral Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area Recommended CFS157 Marriage and Family Life SB 3

Summer Semester (Term 3)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Summer Semester (Term 3)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTT115 Air Conditioning Fundamentals 3
CTT201 Machine Electronics 3
WLD101 Introduction to Welding 3

Fall Semester (Term 4)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 4)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTT117 Machine Hydraulic Systems 3
CTT200 Power Train II 3
CTT205 Caterpillar Dealer Internship III 3
CRE101 or
CRE111
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Critical Reading for Business and Industry L 0–3
Humanities, Arts and Design Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area Recommended ENH255 Contemporary U.S. Literature and Film HU 3
Oral Communication Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area Recommended COM 110 Interpersonal Communication COM 3

Spring Semester (Term 5)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 5)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CTT202 Engine Diagnostics and Repair 3
CTT203 Machine Diagnostics 3
CTT204 Machine Specific Systems 3
CTT206 Caterpillar Dealer Internship IV 3

Course Area Key