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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Caterpillar Technician Training
Major: 3005
First Term: 2011 Summer I    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 76
CIPS Code: 49.0202
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College Specific
Occupational Area: Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: 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.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the "Required Courses" area.

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 3
 GTC107Technical Mathematics I
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 Trains II3
 CTT201Machine Electronics3
+CTT202Engine Diagnostics and Repair3
 CTT203Machine Diagnostics3
 CTT204Machine Specific Systems3
+CTT205Caterpillar Dealer Internship III3
+CTT206Caterpillar Dealer Internship IV3
 GTC129Manufacturing Welding3
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 21-23
General Education CoreCredits: 15
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
 ENG101First-Year Composition (3) AND 
 ENG111Technical Writing (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area3
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Critical Reading area3
MathematicsCredits: 3
 GTC108Technical Mathematics II3
General Education DistributionCredits: 6
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area3
Natural SciencesCredits: 0

Program Competencies
1.Describe the Caterpillar organization and its product line. (CTT110)
2.Explain basic principles of diesel engines, and identify and describe diesel engine systems, products, and their uses. (CTT111)
3.Explain basic principles of hydraulics, and demonstrate safety practices used when working with hydraulic systems. (CTT112)
4.Explain basic principles of fluids, and describe the process of selecting fuel. (CTT113)
5.Explain basic principles of electricity, including magnetism. (CTT114)
6.Explain the fundamental principles of heat transfer and air conditioning, and identify air conditioning system components and their functions. (CTT115)
7.Explain basic principles and components of the power train, including drive systems. (CTT116)
8.Explain the basic principles of hydraulic systems, electro-hydraulic systems, and hydrostatic systems, and describe the components and operation of 928G and 950G wheel loader implement hydraulic systems. (CTT17)
9.Apply technical knowledge and skills and develop professional skills in an industry setting. (CTT118, CTT119, CTT205, CTT206)
10.Identify and describe types of drive systems used in hydraulically driven machines. (CTT200)
11.Explain and demonstrate the uses of machine electronic systems and diagnostic tooling used to diagnose and repair the complex electrical/electronic systems installed in Caterpillar machines. (CTT201)
12.Identify and explain the uses of various diagnostic tools in maintaining and repairing engines in Caterpillar equipment. (CTT202)
13.Explain the use of applied failure analysis and troubleshooting logic in diagnosing problems in Caterpillar machines. (CTT203)
14.Identify machine controls, locate and identify engine components, hydrostatic components, power train, and hydraulic components of Caterpillar compact construction equipment. (CTT204)
15.Select and safely perform the appropriate welding operation including oxy-acetylene welding, brazing, cutting, and electric arc-welding. (GTC129)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.