CCOG for DST 117 Summer 2024

Course Number:
DST 117
Course Title:
Caterpillar Machine Hydraulic Systems
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Course Description

Introduces system operations, testing, and adjusting procedures for Caterpillar hydraulic systems. Requires a dealer letter indicating secured internship at a participating Caterpillar Dealership. Prerequisites: DST 112 and DST 114.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Perform testing and adjusting procedures on implement hydraulic systems, steering hydraulic systems, and hydrostatic drive systems.
  • Explain the operation of the hydraulic systems used in Caterpillar machines.

Course Activities and Design

·This is an outcome-based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes videos, assignments, demonstrations, lectures and hands on learning. Course will be taught using Caterpillar equipment and curriculum.

Outcome Assessment Strategies


·            Multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, short answer and essay testing

·            Hands-on practical testing

·            Daily lab assignments as defined by Caterpillar Curriculum / weekly and term projects

·            Attendance

·            Work ethics

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


·         Pilot Operated Hydraulic Systems

·         Load Sensing, Pressure Compensated (LS/PC) Hydraulic Systems

·         Proportional, Priority, Pressure Compensated (PPPC) Hydraulic Systems

·         Hydrostatic Systems

·         Practice Safety


·            Learn and practice personal safety

·            Learn and practice facility safety

·            Learn and practice equipment safety