Printed on 5/29/2022

Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

Cost based on current tuition and fees

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.


Additional Information

This technical diploma is part of the FABTECH program through the partnership FVTC has with Fabick Cat. All students in the FABTECH program start in the Diesel Engine Service Technician technical diploma. Upon completion of that program, you are guided by your instructors and Fabick Cat representatives to enter into either the Diesel Construction Equipment Service Technician technical diploma or Diesel Power Generation & Marine Service Tech technical diploma. Upon completion of the two technical diplomas, you have the option to pursue the Individualized Technical Studies-FABTECH associate degree.

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Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proper communication techniques, both oral and written, for customer service
  • Diagnose, repair and service brake systems
  • Diagnose, repair and service Diesel Engines
  • Diagnose, repair and service Drive Train Systems
  • Diagnose, repair and service Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Diagnose, repair and service HVAC Systems
  • Diagnose, repair and service Hydraulic Systems
  • Diagnose, repair and service Steering & Suspension Systems
  • Maintain Caterpillar diesel engines by completing inspections and preventive maintenance requirements, engine testing, diagnostics, and engine overhauling
  • Operate hand tools and shop equipment safely
  • Perform scheduled and preventative maintenance procedures on Caterpillar heavy construction equipment
  • Repair Caterpillar equipment, including engines, using the latest tools and advanced diagnostic technology
  • Troubleshoot complex advanced hydraulic systems and repair and replace components on Caterpillar heavy construction equipment
  • Troubleshoot complex construction drive train systems and repair and replace components on Caterpillar heavy construction equipment
  • Use proper lifting and blocking procedures for a variety of equipment, following OSHA and MSHA laws and procedures
  • Use the Caterpillar service information system and complete service reports

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.

Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 45 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

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