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CATTK 110: CATERPILLAR ENGINE FUNDAMENTALS

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course discusses the principles of compression ignited internal combustion engines and variations in design. Caterpillar engines will be used in the class.

CATTK 111: INTRODUCTION TO CATERPILLAR SERVICE INDUSTRY

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course provides instruction and laboratory experience in shop safety, shop operation and how to obtain Caterpillar service information.

CATTK 112: FUNDAMENTALS OF HYDRAULICS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

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.

CATTK 113: CATERPILLAR ENGINE FUEL SYSTEMS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CATTK 110 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval

This course is a study of combustion chamber design, Caterpillar fuel injection systems, diagnosing faults in fuel injection and combustion systems.

CATTK 114: FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

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.

CATTK 115: AIR CONDITIONING

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

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.

CATTK 116: FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSMISSIONS & TORQUE CONVERTERS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CATTK 112 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval

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.

CATTK 117: MACHINE HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CATTK 112 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval

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.

CATTK 150: INTERNSHIP I

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

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.

CATTK 151: INTERNSHIP II

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CATTK 150 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval

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.

CATTK 200: UNDERCARRIAGE/FINAL DRIVES

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

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.

CATTK 201: MACHINE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CATTK 114 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval

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.

CATTK 202: CATERPILLAR ENGINE PERFORMANCE

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CATTK 113 and 201 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval

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.

CATTK 203: DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: CATTK 110 and CATTK 114 both with a grade of "C" or better

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.

CATTK 204: MACHINE SPECIFIC SYSTEMS

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CATTK 117 and 201 with a grade of "C" or higher and department approval

This is a course to develop knowledge and skills used to test and adjust specific Caterpillar machine systems.

CATTK 250: INTERNSHIP III

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CATTK 151 with a grade of 'C" or higher and department approval

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.

CATTK 251: INTERNSHIP IV

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CATTK 250 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval

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.

CATTK 255: INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

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.