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Diesel Construction Equipment Service Technician (FABTECH)

Share 32-412-3 Technical Diploma (TD) 55 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Oshkosh

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There is a shortage of skilled diesel engine specialists. This program will provide you with the skills required to perform preventive maintenance and repairs on a variety of compact and heavy Caterpillar® construction equipment. In addition, you will learn how to perform field service on Caterpillar and Allied rental equipment. You also will obtain skills in engine testing, diagnostics, engine overhauling, air conditioning and shop safety. In less than a year, you could be on the job and earning a good income at one of 20 Wisconsin or Upper Michigan locations of FABCO Equipment, Inc.-Caterpillar.

Career Opportunities

  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Diesel Technician
  • Fleet Mechanic
  • General Repair Mechanic
  • Mechanic
  • Service Technician
  • Truck Mechanic

Estimated Program Cost

Diesel Construction Equipment Service Technician (FABTECH)

This program will cost about $8,871.75*
based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Diesel Construction Equipment Service Technician (FABTECH)

Term Availability
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses.

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Program Outcomes
  • Maintain Caterpillar diesel engines by completing inspections and preventive maintenance requirements, engine testing, diagnostics, and engine overhauling.
  • Repair Caterpillar equipment, including engines, using the latest tools and advanced diagnostic technology.
  • Use the Caterpillar service information system and complete service reports.
  • Perform scheduled and preventative maintenance procedures on Caterpillar heavy construction and Allied rental equipment.
  • Operate hand tools and shop equipment safely.
  • Use proper lifting and blocking procedures for a variety of equipment, following OSHA and MSHA laws and procedures.
  • Demonstrate the basic fundamentals of electrical systems needed to properly diagnose and repair complex electrical and electronic systems installed in Caterpillar equipment and rental service machines.
  • Demonstrate proper communication techniques, both oral and written, for customer service.
  • Apply basic hydraulic principles, schematics, and diagnostic procedures.
  • Troubleshoot complex hydraulic systems and repair and replace components.
  • Explain air conditioning theory and apply concepts to efficiently troubleshoot air conditioning components.
Additional Information
This technical diploma is part of the FABTECH program through the partnership FVTC has with FABCO. All students in the FABTECH program start in the Diesel Engine Service Technician technical diploma. Upon completion of that program, you are guided by your instructors and FABCO representatives to enter into either the Diesel Construction Equipment Service Technician technical diploma or Diesel Power Generation & Marine Service Tech technical diploma. Upon completion of the two technical diplomas, you have the option to pursue the Individualized Technical Studies-FABTECH associate degree.

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