Academics

CATTK 110 CATERPILLAR ENGINE FUNDAMENTALS

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This course discusses the principles of compression ignited internal combustion engines and variations in design. Caterpillar engines will be used in the class.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


CATTK 111 INTRODUCTION TO CATERPILLAR SERVICE INDUSTRY

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides instruction and laboratory experience in shop safety, shop operation and how to obtain Caterpillar service information.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


CATTK 112 FUNDAMENTALS OF HYDRAULICS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a practical study of the basic principles and components of hydraulic circuits and the application of these principles to Caterpillar agricultural and construction equipment machines. Major emphasis is on developing student competencies in the areas of servicing and maintaining hydraulic equipment. Laboratory practices include disassembly and reassembly of components and tracing circuits.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


CATTK 113 CATERPILLAR ENGINE FUEL SYSTEMS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a study of combustion chamber design, Caterpillar fuel injection systems, diagnosing faults in fuel injection and combustion systems.

Pre-requisite: CATTK 110 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval


CATTK 114 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to include electrical concepts as they apply to electrical systems. It will include the use of electrical test equipment to diagnose electrical problems found on Caterpillar equipment and engines.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


CATTK 115 AIR CONDITIONING

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides an introduction into the basic theory and principles of air conditioning as they relate to Caterpillar equipment and engines. Use of test equipment to diagnose and repair malfunctions, including repair of component parts and the charging and recharging of systems, will be stressed in the laboratory.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


CATTK 116 FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSMISSIONS & TORQUE CONVERTERS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a study of the various transmissions and differential used in Caterpillar equipment, including constant mesh, sliding gear, hydrostatic, synchromesh, and the newer transmissions involving planetary sets. An understanding of the operation, maintenance, and adjustment of the clutch and brakes will be an integral part of this course.

Pre-requisite: CATTK 112 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval


CATTK 117 MACHINE HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed for inspecting, testing, and servicing, and diagnosing Caterpillar hydraulic circuits, systems, and components. Appropriate testing procedures and equipment will be utilized.

Pre-requisite: CATTK 112 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


CATTK 150 INTERNSHIP I

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This supervised experience is required of students enrolled in the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology curriculum. The placement experience is obtained through the cooperation of an employer. Student's needs and objectives determine major emphasis. Forty hours per week.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


CATTK 151 INTERNSHIP II

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This supervised experience is required of students enrolled in the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology curriculum. The placement experience is obtained through the cooperation of an employer. Student's needs and objectives determine major emphasis. Forty hours per week.

Pre-requisite: CATTK 150 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval


CATTK 200 UNDERCARRIAGE/FINAL DRIVES

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to study the various driveline systems found on Caterpillar equipment. The course content will cover brakes, suspension, undercarriage, and steering components.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


CATTK 201 MACHINE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides the background needed to diagnose and repair the sophisticated electronics and computerized circuits found on Caterpillar equipment and engines. Basic system operation, electronic concepts, and component function are covered. Caterpillar procedures are taught to identify malfunctions and to test the systems properly.

Pre-requisite: CATTK 114 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


CATTK 202 CATERPILLAR ENGINE PERFORMANCE

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides a thorough understanding of the necessary diagnostic skills required for troubleshooting Caterpillar engines and fuel systems. Emphasis will be placed upon knowledge and skills necessary to assure product reliability and performance.

Pre-requisite: CATTK 113 and 201 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


CATTK 203 DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This is a course that studies the practical use of diagnostic equipment for analyzing and repairing Caterpillar machine and engine systems. Emphasis is placed on Applied Failure Analysis.

Pre-requisite: CATTK 110 and CATTK 114 both with a grade of "C" or better


CATTK 204 MACHINE SPECIFIC SYSTEMS

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This is a course to develop knowledge and skills used to test and adjust specific Caterpillar machine systems.

Pre-requisite: CATTK 117 and 201 with a grade of "C" or higher and department approval


CATTK 250 INTERNSHIP III

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This supervised experience is required of students enrolled in the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology curriculum. The placement experience is obtained through the cooperation of an employer. Student's needs and objectives determine major emphasis. Forty hours per week.

Pre-requisite: CATTK 151 with a grade of 'C" or higher and department approval


CATTK 251 INTERNSHIP IV

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This supervised experience is required of students enrolled in the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology curriculum. The placement experience is obtained through the cooperation of an employer. Student's needs and objectives determine major emphasis. Forty hours per week.

Pre-requisite: CATTK 250 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval


CATTK 255 INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides the opportunity to work on a technical project, research, or other specialized study related to individual academic needs. A written plan for the independent-study project is developed with a faculty member (including a detailed description of the project, the number of credit hours assigned to it, the evaluative criteria to be used, and other relevant matters), and the project is carried out under the periodic direction of the faculty member. The written plan is submitted for approval and remains on file within the department, together with a final report submitted to the faculty member by the student. This course is repeatable up to a maximum of five semester hours of credit.

Pre-requisite: Department approval