2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Apprenticeship, AS

Upon successful completion of the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Apprenticeship Associate in Science degree, the apprentice will be prepared for completion of the related and supplemental instruction component of the State approved San Joaquin Valley Automotive Technician Apprenticeship Program. The apprentice is awarded a Journey Level Certificate from the State Division of Apprenticeship Standards upon completion of 7600 hours of On-The-Job training and satisfactory employer reports. The apprentices are qualified to perform service, maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting of diesel engines, transmissions, drive trains, transaxles, brakes, suspensions, steering systems, charging systems, electrical systems, electronic engine controls, fuel management controls, computer control systems and air conditioning systems on Caterpillar tractors and heavy equipment.

NOTE: Please refer to the current catalog for information about Special Admissions Programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Score 60 or higher on the AED test administered by Caterpillar and/or Association of Equipment Dealers.


Complete 16 units

Minimum Major Units Required: 54

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 81