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Diesel Power Generation & Marine Service Tech (FABTECH)

32-412-2 Technical Diploma (TD) 55 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Oshkosh

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

This program will give you the hands-on training needed to perform generator maintenance, engine overhauls, repairs, tune-ups, testing, fuel system repairs and diagnostics. In addition, you’ll learn how to do field service on Caterpillar® equipment. You’ll obtain additional skills in advanced math, electrical power generation, air conditioning, electrical and shop safety. In 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 the Diesel Engine Service Technician program will apply, leaving you with just 15 additional credits needed to complete this technical diploma.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Occupational Specific (50 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
FABTECH Preventive Maint & Equipment Repair
10-412-142
5
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
4
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
5
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
3
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
3
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
2
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
2
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
5
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
5
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
4
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.
Diesel Equipment Internship
10-412-129
1
Provides students with work experience on actual vehicles in area shops.
FABTECH Electrical Power Generation 1
10-412-154
5
Focuses on understanding the operation and maintenance required for electrical power generation equipment. It provides in-depth study and hands-on activities, including maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing generator sets. Participants will learn how to test for proper operation and make appropriate adjustments. Topics include control panels, circuit breakers and voltage regulators.
FABTECH Electrical Power Generation 2
10-412-155
4
Focuses on the advanced skills needed to setup, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair electrical power generation systems in accordance with Caterpillar guidelines. Students will learn these skills on Caterpillar including generators, switchgear, and control panels. 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.
Prereq: FABTECH Electrical Power Generation 1 (10412154)
Ladder Logic and Control Devices
10-609-170
1
Introduces ladder logic diagrams used to document power control networks. Discrete industrial devices are also studied including switches, contactors, relays, timers, and motor starters. Students will design, construct, and troubleshoot ladder logic circuitry following safe working procedures. Memory addressing schemes and PLC hardware of an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 is introduced. Students taking this course should have a working knowledge of DC and AC circuits.
AC Circuits 1
10-660-114
1
Covers AC waveforms and different voltage values including Peak, RMS, Average and Peak to Peak. The operation of transformers is also included. Laboratory activities using the oscilloscope are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 3 (10660112) OR enrolled in the Manufacturing Engineering Tech program (106233) and Coreq: DC Circuits 2 (10660111)

Occupational Supportive (5 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
College Technical Math 1A
10-804-113
3
Included topics are solving linear equations; graphing; percent; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Math 1.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
FABTECH Applied Communication
31-801-318F
2
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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