Printed on 4/17/2021

Diesel Power Generation & Marine Service Tech (FABTECH)

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

*If general education courses are required, they 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.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (50 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.

  • Diesel Equipment Internship
    10-412-129
    1Credit
    216
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 216
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10412129
    • Credits: 1.00

    Provides students with work experience on actual vehicles in area shops.

  • FABTECH Electrical Power Generation 1
    10-412-154
    5Credit
    126
    144
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 126
    • Outside Effort Hours: 144
    • Course Number: 10412154
    • Credits: 5.00

    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
    4Credit
    90
    126
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 126
    • Course Number: 10412155
    • Credits: 4.00

    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
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10609170
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660114
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • College Technical Math 1A
    10-804-113
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804113
    • Credits: 3.00

    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: Alg – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 51+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 18+ OR Alg Prep 10834109 OR Math & Logic 10804133 OR Not pursuing a degree.
  • 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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