Academics

Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology

The mission of the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology Associate in Applied Science degree program is to prepare students for employment as a Service Technician in a sponsoring partner Caterpillar dealership.  During this full time two year program the student will develop the necessary skills to be a productive member of the dealership's service team. 

Admission to the Program:

To be considered for the program, each candidate must take the Illinois Central College academic placement test and mechanical reasoning test to determine appropriate class placement. Students must provide their own tools for use throughout the course of study.    

Accreditation:

AED accredited

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 69

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
APPROVED MATHEMATICS **3
CATTK 110CATERPILLAR ENGINE FUNDAMENTALS 4
HUMANITIES *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CATTK 111INTRODUCTION TO CATERPILLAR SERVICE INDUSTRY 2
CATTK 112FUNDAMENTALS OF HYDRAULICS 3
CATTK 113CATERPILLAR ENGINE FUEL SYSTEMS 3
CATTK 114FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 3
CATTK 115AIR CONDITIONING 2
CATTK 116FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSMISSIONS & TORQUE CONVERTERS 3
CATTK 117MACHINE HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS 3
CATTK 150INTERNSHIP I 4
CATTK 151INTERNSHIP II 4
CATTK 200UNDERCARRIAGE/FINAL DRIVES 3
CATTK 201MACHINE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS 3
CATTK 202CATERPILLAR ENGINE PERFORMANCE 2
CATTK 203DIAGNOSTIC TESTING 1
CATTK 204MACHINE SPECIFIC SYSTEMS 4
CATTK 250INTERNSHIP III 4
CATTK 251INTERNSHIP IV 4
WLDTR 120WELDING 2

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree
** Approved mathematics: AGBUS 118, BUS 120, MATH 110 or higher

Each semester consists of eight weeks of technical classroom study and a required eight week dealer sponsored internship work experience. Upon graduation the student will have earned an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1CATTK 110; CATTK 111; WLDTR 120; CATTK 150; ENGL 110
Spring Semester 1CATTK 112; CATTK 113; CATTK 114; CATTK 151; Approved Mathematics
Summer SemesterCATTK 115; CATTK 116; CATTK 117
Fall Semester 2CATTK 200; CATTK 201; CATTK 250; COMM 110; Humanities
Spring Semester 2CATTK 202; CATTK 203; CATTK 204; CATTK 251; Social Science

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology Building
Room TT101
(309)694-5716

Illinois Career Cluster

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Career Pathway:
Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance