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Heavy Equipment Technology - CAT Dealer Service Technician Option

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The CAT Dealer Service Technician option teaches students how to service Caterpillar equipment using:

  • cutting-edge diagnostic and maintenance systems.
  • advanced technologies.
  • high-tech tools.

This option gives students the education and skills needed to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair Caterpillar machines and engines. 

Program highlights 

  • Each student sponsored by a Caterpillar Dealer, Fabick CAT or Foley Equipment
  • Paid internships with a Caterpillar Dealer, Fabick CAT or Foley Equipment
  • One of 11 programs in the United States (only one in Missouri!)
  • Low student to teacher ratio

The CAT Dealer Service Technician option provides the opportunity for students to develop:

  • electrical knowledge and skills needed to repair and maintain heavy equipment.
  • knowledge and skills necessary to repair, maintain and troubleshoot diesel engines.
  • knowledge and skills necessary to repair, maintain and troubleshoot hydraulic and drive
  • train systems as they relate to heavy equipment.
  • critical thinking skills used in troubleshooting.
  • oral and written communication skills needed in the diesel mechanic’s field.

Find out about the Heavy Equipment Technology General Option.

Application Requirements
Each student must be sponsored by a dealer. For details on admissions requirements, click on the application procedure page.

For early consideration
in the CAT Dealer Service Technician program, all of these items must be received by the Office of Admissions by December 5, 2014. Applications will be accepted after December 5, 2014 until Dealer sponsored seats are filled.

The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) accreditation
Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Foundation accreditation

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