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Diesel Construction Equipment Service Technician (FABTECH)

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

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

Get the skills you need to perform preventive maintenance, field service and repairs on a variety of compact and heavy Caterpillar® construction equipment. You’ll also obtain skills in engine testing, diagnostics, engine overhauling, air conditioning 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 (53 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 Hydraulic Systems 2
10-412-145
5
Focuses on the skills needed to diagnose, service and repair hydraulic systems found on off-road construction equipment. Students will learn how to diagnose pumps, valves, cylinders, motors and electronic controlled valves. 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 Construction Drive Train 1
10-412-146
5
Focuses on the operation and maintenance of the power train. Students learn the procedures for overhauling, adjusting and troubleshooting heavy duty transmissions and various final drives. 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 Construction Drive Train 2
10-412-147
4
Focuses on failure analysis to determine root cause of various drive train system failures. Students will learn how to interpret codes used to identify errors within different power train computer controlled systems. 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.

Occupational Supportive (2 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
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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