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Contributing To The Quality Of Technician Education

In addition to our ThinkBIG programs Dealer Excellence Education Partnerships help assure that people with a desire to become a Cat dealer technician have the educational and training resources they need. Caterpillar helps enhance curriculums by providing financial support, facilities access, and technical tools, documentation and processes. Dealers coordinate with the programs at partnering colleges to provide a hands-on component to learning. At some colleges, scholarships and grants may also be provided through the partnership.

Many colleges participating in Dealer Excellence offer high school programs, secondary education programs and certification programs. Explore the Dealer Excellence Education Partnership institutions to find a program that matches your goals.

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Find a Dealer Excellence Partner here:

1. Assiniboine Community College

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Toromont Cat

2. Alamo Area Academies

San Antonio, TX  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Holt Texas

3. Alexandria Technical
& Community College

Alexandria, MN  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Ziegler Cat

4. Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Pantropic Power

5. Cambrian College

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Toromont Cat

6. Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington, NC  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Gregory Poole

7. Centennial College

Toronto, Ontario, Canada  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Toromont Cat

8. Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology

Pleasant Gap, PA  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Cleveland Brothers Equipment

9. Casper College

Casper, WY  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Wyoming Machinery

10. Central Community College

Hastings, NE  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Nebraska Machinery

11. Cleburne ISD

Cleburne, TX  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Holt Texas

12. College of Western Idaho

Nampa, ID  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Western States Equipment Co.

13. Community College of Aurora

Aurora, CO  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Wagner Equipment

14. Connally High School

Waco, TX  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Holt Texas

15. Des Moines Community College

Des Moines, IA  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Ziegler Cat

16. Dakota County Technical College

Rosemount, MN  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Ziegler Cat

17. State Technical College of Missouri

Linn, MO  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Fabick Cat / Foley Equipment

18. Gillete Community College

Gillete, WY  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Wyoming Cat

19. Dubiski Career High School

Grand Prairie, TX  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Holt Texas

20. Iowa Lakes Community College

Estherville, IA  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Ziegler Cat

21. Laramie County Community College

Cheyenne, WY  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Wyoming Cat

22. Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, SD  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Butler Machinery

23. Minnesota West Community & Technical College

Canby, MN  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Ziegler Cat

24. Montana State University Northern

Havre, MT  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Tractor & Equipment

25. NEISD Agriscience Magnet Program

San Antonio, TX  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Holt Texas

26. Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology

Timmins, Ontario, Canada  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Toromont Cat

27. Northwest Iowa Community College

Sheldon, IA  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Ziegler Cat

28. Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, PA  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Alban Cat / Cleveland Bros. Equipment / H.O. Penn / Milton

29. Reedley College

Reedley, CA  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Quinn Company

30. Ridgewater College

Willmar, MN  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Ziegler Cat

31. Southeast Community College

Lincoln, NE  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Nebraska Machinery

32. Southwest High School

San Antonio, TX  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Holt Texas

33. Sir Sandford Fleming College of Applied Arts and Technology

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Toromont Cat

34. Immokalee Technical College

Immokalee, FL  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Kelly Tractor

35. Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, VA  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Carter Machinery

36. University of Hawaii – Hawaii Community College

Hilo, HI  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Hawthorne Machinery

37. University of Hawaii – Honolulu Community College

Hilo, HI  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Hawthorne Machinery

38. Wabash Valley College

Mt. Carmel, IL  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Fabick Cat

39. Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, NC  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Gregory Poole

 

Choose The Training That Works For You

There are multiple ways to get trained for a job as a technician.

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Earn A Degree

Earn an associate’s degree when you participate in the ThinkBIG program—a network of colleges and dealers working together. Check to see if there’s a program in your area.

Find ThinkBIG programs
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Work As An Apprentice

Cat dealers offer a wide range of ways to learn—ThinkBIG, local college partners, online learning, and in-house programs. Apprenticeships are one way you can earn a salary while participating in hands-on learning.

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Ongoing Skill Development & Training

To keep technicians on the leading edge, Caterpillar and our dealers offer thousands of hours of training for advanced and expert level technicians. Many of these programs can qualify for top industry certifications. 

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Free Online Learning

Technicians for North America is a FREE online training program sponsored by Caterpillar that will introduce you to the skills and knowledge you will need to successfully start your career as a Cat dealer technician.

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TOOLS & RESOURCES 

Get Ready to Reach your Goals

Jumpstart your job hunt with these Application and Resume Tips

Sharpen the skills on your resume by Finding Your Strengths

Present your best self with these Interview Tips for Students

Follow this interview advice for a productive Dealer Dialogue

Prepare for your first meeting with these Common Interview Questions

KNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD BE AN IDEAL DEALER TECHNICIAN?

Caterpillar offers tools, training and resources to prepare new and experienced technicians for valued roles in the Cat dealer network. Whether they be students, graduates, skilled workers or veterans, we’re open to all who seek involving and satisfying opportunities. Help someone close to you get their start as a Cat dealer technician. 

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