Printed on 4/17/2021

Diesel Engine Service Technician (FABTECH)

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

*If general education courses are required, they 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 Caterpillar® 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
  • FABTECH Preventive Maint & Equipment Repair
    10-412-142
    5Credit
    108
    162
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 162
    • Course Number: 10412142
    • Credits: 5.00

    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
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 126
    • Course Number: 10412143
    • Credits: 4.00

    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
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 126
    • Outside Effort Hours: 144
    • Course Number: 10412151
    • Credits: 5.00

    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
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10412164
    • Credits: 3.00

    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
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10412172
    • Credits: 3.00

    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
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10442103
    • Credits: 2.00

    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
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10412141
    • Credits: 2.00

    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.

    Coreq: Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Certification - FABTECH 94412005
  • FABTECH Engine Rebuilding
    10-412-148
    5Credit
    126
    144
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 126
    • Outside Effort Hours: 144
    • Course Number: 10412148
    • Credits: 5.00

    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
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 126
    • Outside Effort Hours: 144
    • Course Number: 10412150
    • Credits: 5.00

    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
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 126
    • Course Number: 10412157
    • Credits: 4.00

    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
  • FABTECH Applied Communication
    31-801-318F
    2Credit
    54
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 31801318F
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on technical vocabulary, business writing, job search strategies, interpersonal communication and oral presentation skills through individual and group activities. Open enrollment for all students. It is recommended, but not required, that the student have basic computer skills, HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree. Personal/professional development students who have not taken the ACCUPLACER test need to consult with their instructor during the first class..

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