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DIESEL TECHNOLOGY - CATERPILLAR DEALER SERVICE TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

DEGREE: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Diesel Technology

To provide training for entry-level service technicians for Caterpillar dealerships throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. Students will develop skills to be productive with limited on-the-job training following graduation.

This two-year program is designed to prepare entry-level service technicians for Caterpillar dealerships throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. Students will develop skills to be productive with limited on-the-job training following graduation.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.5

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

General Education Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
ECO 201 Economic Concepts 3 0 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3 0 3
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communications 3 0 3
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry, And Trigonometry I 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
15 0 15

Required Major Core Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
DHM 101 Intro to Diesel Engines 2 6 4
DHM 125 Diesel Fuel Systems 2 3 3
DHM 156 Fundamentals of Transmissions And Torque Converters 2 3 3
DHM 173 Electrical Systems I 2 3 3
DHM 231 Diesel Air Conditioning 1 3 2
DHM 265 Hydraulic Systems 2 3 3
11 21 18

Other Hours Required for Graduation


Course Class Lab Credit
CWE 114 Cooperative Work Experience I
*Internship #1
0 20 4
CWE 124 Cooperative Work Experience II
*Internship #2
0 20 4
CWE 214 Cooperative Work Experience III
*Internship #3
0 20 4
CWE 224 Cooperative Work Experience IV
*Internship #4
0 20 4
DHM 111 Introduction to Caterpillar 1.5 1.5 2
DHM 266 Machine Hydraulic Systems 2 3 3
DHM 267 Undercarriage/Final Drive 2 3 3
DHM 268 Caterpillar Engine Performance 1 3 2
DHM 269 Diagnostic Testing 1 3 2
DHM 270 Caterpillar Machine Specific Systems 2 3 3
DHM 273 Electrical Systems II 2 3 3
WLD 116 Welding (Caterpillar Students) 1 3 2
12.5 102.5 36
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  69

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
CWE 114 Cooperative Work Experience I
*Internship #1
0 20 4
DHM 101 Intro to Diesel Engines 2 6 4
DHM 111 Introduction to Caterpillar 1.5 1.5 2
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry, And Trigonometry I 3 0 3
WLD 116 Welding (Caterpillar Students) 1 3 2
7.5 30.5 15

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
CWE 124 Cooperative Work Experience II
*Internship #2
0 20 4
DHM 173 Electrical Systems I 2 3 3
DHM 265 Hydraulic Systems 2 3 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3 0 3
7 26 13

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
DHM 125 Diesel Fuel Systems 2 3 3
DHM 156 Fundamentals of Transmissions And Torque Converters 2 3 3
DHM 231 Diesel Air Conditioning 1 3 2
DHM 266 Machine Hydraulic Systems 2 3 3
7 12 11

SEMESTER 4 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
CWE 214 Cooperative Work Experience III
*Internship #3
0 20 4
DHM 267 Undercarriage/Final Drive 2 3 3
DHM 273 Electrical Systems II 2 3 3
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communications 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
10 26 16

SEMESTER 5 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
CWE 224 Cooperative Work Experience IV
*Internship #4
0 20 4
DHM 268 Caterpillar Engine Performance 1 3 2
DHM 269 Diagnostic Testing 1 3 2
DHM 270 Caterpillar Machine Specific Systems 2 3 3
ECO 201 Economic Concepts 3 0 3
7 29 14
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  69

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