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A Career As A Technician Is Only A Click Away

Explore ThinkBIG career preparation details by clicking on the following ThinkBIG colleges and partnering Cat Dealerships. You will see that there may be multiple dealers working with a single college. You can get more information from the participating college or by searching the Careers page on the dealer web sites.

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U.S. ThinkBIG Participating Colleges

1. FLORENCE/DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Florence, SC  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Blanchard  |  Carolina  |  Gregory Poole

2. ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (ICC)

East Peoria, IL  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Altorfer Cat  |  Altorfer Industries  |  Boyd Cat

3. LAKE AREA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Watertown, SD  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Butler

4. Mesa Community College

Mesa, AZ  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Empire

5. NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

Wahpeton, ND  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Butler

6. OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Okmulgee, OK  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Warren  |  J A Riggs  |  Foley
Louisiana Machinery  |  Mustang

7. OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Toledo, OH  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
MacAllister  |  Michigan Cat  |  Ohio Machinery  

8. PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Portland, OR  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
NC Machinery  |  Peterson Machinery
Tractor and Equipment  |  Western States Equipment

9. SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE

Stockton, CA  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Hawthorne  |  Holt of California
Peterson Machinery  |  Quinn  

10. SOUTH GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Americus, GA  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Puckett  |  Ring Power  |  Stowers Machinery Corporation
Thompson Machinery  |  Thompson Tractor  |  Yancy Bros.

11. STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF MISSOURI

Linn, MO  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Fabick  |  Foley  

 

Non-U.S. Locations

GRAND PRAIRIE REGIONAL COLLEGE

Fairview, Alberta, Canada  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Finning

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNOLÓGICO BENJAMÍN ROSALES PAREJA

Panama, Republic of Panama  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
I.I.A.S.A

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNOLÓGICO BENJAMÍN ROSALES PAREJA

Guayaquil, Equador  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
I.I.A.S.A

TECSUP

Arequipa, Peru  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Ferreyros

TECSUP

Lima, Peru  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Ferreyros

TECSUP

Trujillo, Peru  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
Ferreyros

Universidad Tecnologica de Jalisco

Guadalajara, Mexico  |  View Site

Partnering Cat Dealerships:
TRACSA

 
 
 

Choose The Training That Works For You

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

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Work As An Apprentice

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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

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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

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Technicians for the World 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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Dealer Excellence Fund

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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. At some partnerships, scholarships and grants may be available to students.

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