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2020-21 College Catalog 
2020-21 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Information

This program is designed to develop technically competent professional construction equipment service technicians. Students receive state-of-the-art technical education on the latest Caterpillar equipment through a combination of classroom and hands-on laboratory instruction and supervised occupational work experience at a Caterpillar dealership.

Department of Transportation Technologies


Toledo Campus



Dr. Yojana Sharma, Dean           

Industrial & Engineering Technologies 122    (567) 661-7550       yojana_sharma@owens.edu

Sherri Johnson, Chair

Transportation Technologies 125 (567) 661-7136 sherri_johnson@owens.edu



Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) November 1, 2015 through November 1, 2021.  For more information concerning accreditation standards contact the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), 1390 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48108, phone number 734-677-0720, web address atmae.org.


Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), 600 22nd Street, Suite 200, Oak Brook, IL 60523, phone 630-574-0650, web address www.aednet.org


Student Advisement

Students are required to obtain sponsorship from an authorized Caterpillar dealership. Owens Community College will assist in student placement or locate students for businesses needing a co-op student. Sponsoring Caterpillar dealerships provide paid training-related employment during the work experience component.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student will be able to:

  • Diagnose and repair Caterpillar engines.
  • Diagnose and repair Caterpillar suspension and steering Systems.
  • Diagnose and repair Caterpillar brake systems.
  • Diagnose and repair Caterpillar electrical/electronic systems.
  • Diagnose and repair Caterpillar preventive maintenance systems.
  • Diagnose and repair Caterpillar drivelines.
  • Diagnose and repair Caterpillar heating ventilation and air conditioning.
  • Diagnose and repair Caterpillar fluid power systems.

Indiana Reciprocity

Indiana residents who enroll at Owens Community College in the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician, AAS program may be eligible to pay the Ohio resident fees instead of the out-of-state fees. Information regarding Indiana reciprocity can be found at https://www.owens.edu/records/indiana.pdf.