The Dealer Service Technology program is a partnership between Portland Community College and the participating Caterpillar dealerships in the Northwest. It is an industry-specific, two-year associate degree program with required on-the-job internships at your sponsoring Caterpillar dealership. It is designed to prepare you to become a qualified Caterpillar service technician.
Why choose Dealer Service Technology at PCC
Each Caterpillar dealer determines employee compensation.
You will learn how to work on many types of Caterpillar equipment including:
- Power generation
The Dealer Service Technology program combines technical and academic education with real-world experience through paid on-the-job training.
Degrees and certificates
|Award||Length||Financial aid eligible||Currently accepting students?|
|Associate Degree: Caterpillar Electric Power||2 years||Limited entry, see how|
to get into this program
|Associate Degree: Dealer Service Technology||2 years|
What will you learn?
You will learn about:
- Engine fundamentals
- Electrical systems
- Final drives
- Fuel systems
- Machine hydraulics
- Torque converters
During your paid on-the-job internship at the sponsoring Caterpillar dealership, you will experience your future career first-hand.
What will you do?
As a Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician, you’ll be an educated, skilled professional who is part of the team Cat® dealers and customers count on. You’ll be the technician who diagnoses equipment problems, finds solutions, and performs the necessary service and repairs to keep customer’s machines up and running. Learn more about Caterpillar machinery.
Where will you complete your internships?
Participating dealers are located across the Northwest with services in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. View the extended map of all locations for further details.
- Website: Tractor and Equipment Co.
- Office: Geri Kinsfather
- Phone: 406-651-8300
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: Western States Equipment
- Contact: Dusti Swinney
- Office: 208-884-2361
- Cell: 208-781-2091
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Peterson Machinery Co.
- Contact: Randy Shelton
- Office: 503-280-1547
- Cell: 503-314-2278
- Email: email@example.com
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