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Diesel Engine Service Technician (FABTECH)

31-412-7 Technical Diploma (TD) 40 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

There is a shortage of skilled diesel engine specialists. This program will provide you with the skills required to perform engine overhauls, testing, fuel system repairs and diagnostics on CaterpillarĀ® diesel engines. In less than a year, you could be on the job earning a good income at [Fabick Cat](https://www.fabickcat.com/our-company/education-programs/), your exclusive Cat Dealer for the entire state of Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and throughout major portions of Missouri and Illinois. This technical diploma is one of two required. The 40 credits earned in this program are applied to either the Diesel Construction Equipment Service Technician program or the Diesel Power Generation & Marine Service Tech program.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Occupational Specific (38 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
FABTECH Preventive Maint & Equipment Repair
10-412-142
5Credit
108
162
108 hours in class and estimate 162 hours outside of class. Focuses on the inspection and lubrication of a variety of equipment. Students will collect oil samples and complete general repairs and adjustments to a variety of small construction equipment. This course is part of a training program called FABTECH, which is developed specifically for FABCO, and participants are subject to screening by FABCO, the sponsoring company.
FABTECH Shop Practices, Introduction to
10-412-143
4Credit
90
126
90 hours in class and estimate 126 hours outside of class. Focuses on the safe and proper operation of hand tools and shop equipment. Students learn the proper lifting and blocking procedures for a variety of equipment, including OSHA regulations. Students will learn basic first aid and become familiar with shop computer operation. This course is part of a training program called FABTECH, which is developed specifically for FABCO, and participants are subject to screening by FABCO, the sponsoring company.
FABTECH Electrical 1
10-412-151
5Credit
126
144
126 hours in class and estimate 144 hours outside of class. Introduces the student to basic electrical and electronic fundamentals needed by a technician to properly diagnose and repair complex electrical and electronic systems installed in Caterpillar and various FABCO rental service machines. This course is part of a training program called FABTECH, which is developed specifically for FABCO, and participants are subject to screening by FABCO, the sponsoring company.
FABTECH Hydraulic Systems 1
10-412-164
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Focuses on basic hydraulic principles and systems. Hands-on activities include replacing hoses, cylinders and performing minor maintenance. This course is part of a training program called FABTECH, which is developed specifically for FABCO, and participants are subject to screening by FABCO, the sponsoring company.
FABTECH Fuel Systems 1
10-412-172
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Introduces the student to the various fuel systems fundamentals needed by a technician to properly diagnose and repair complex fuel systems installed in Caterpillar and various FABCO rental service machines.
FABTECH Applied Welding
10-442-103
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Acquaints students with the common welding techniques and procedures for arc and oxyacetylene welding in all positions. Topics include fusion welding, brazing, cutting, metal identification, selection of electrodes and American Welding Society symbols.
FABTECH Air Conditioning
10-412-141
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides students with the knowledge and skills to service and repair heating and air conditioning systems. Hands-on activities include charging, discharging and leak detection. Students will receive federal and state AG-136 certification. This course is part of a training program called FABTECH, which is developed specifically for FABCO, and participants are subject to screening by FABCO, the sponsoring company.
FABTECH Engine Rebuilding
10-412-148
5Credit
126
144
126 hours in class and estimate 144 hours outside of class. Teaches students to disassemble, identify each part, measure all wear points and make reuse recommendations, analyze failed components, and reassemble two electronic controlled diesel engines. Component analysis, function and operation theories of the diesel engine are lecture topics studied.
FABTECH Engine Testing & Diagnostics
10-412-150
5Credit
126
144
126 hours in class and estimate 144 hours outside of class. Focuses on key troubleshooting skills and methodology. Engine system testing procedures and tools are used to analyze symptom-based engine problems. Application of computer diagnostic tools is employed in actual live road testing situations. Engine dynamometer operation will also be part of this course.
FABTECH Fuel Systems 2
10-412-157
4Credit
90
126
90 hours in class and estimate 126 hours outside of class. Enhances the ability to understand advanced fuel systems to properly diagnose, tune-up, repair and replace components in complex fuel systems installed in Caterpillar engines.

Occupational Supportive (2 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
FABTECH Applied Communication
31-801-318F
2Credit
54
27
54 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Focuses on technical vocabulary, business writing, job search strategies, interpersonal communication and oral presentation skills through individual and group activities. It is recommended that the student have basic computer skills, an ACCUPLACER Reading score of 54 or greater and an ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 83 or greater or completion of equivalent GOAL courses. Personal/professional development students who have not taken the ACCUPLACER test need to consult with their instructor during the first class. This course is for FABTECH students and focuses on FABTECH communications.

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