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Diesel Technology - Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Program Degree (470605)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS

Overview

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. The Caterpillar ThinkBIG program is a partnership between FDTC, Caterpillar Inc., and three local Caterpillar dealers in the Carolinas. As a student, you will be employed at one of the sponsored locations within the Caterpillar dealer network. For more information, please contact a Caterpillar program advisor at (843) 661-8187 to explore opportunities related to a Caterpillar service technician.

Program Video

This Cat D8R2 Dozer was rebuilt in 8 weeks by the experienced technicians at Gregory Poole Equipment Company in Raleigh, NC for Waste Industries for use at the Sampson County Landfill. This time lapse video highlights the day- by- day process of a Certified Cat Rebuild from start to finish. This machine should be operating for another 4-5 years.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Applying the skills learned at the Caterpillar Dealer Academy will allow technicians to launch their career within the Caterpillar dealer network.

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