CCOG for DST 203 Summer 2024

Course Number:
DST 203
Course Title:
Caterpillar Machine Diagnostic
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Course Description

Introduces diagnostic tooling and reference material for properly diagnosing and repairing the complex systems installed on Caterpillar machines. Focuses on repair logic and applications using a troubleshooting and diagnostic process to solve machine faults. Requires a dealer letter indicating secured internship at a participating Caterpillar Dealership. Prerequisites: DST 117.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion the course students will be able to:

  • Use appropriate Caterpillar service literature and diagnostic tooling to troubleshoot and repair problems in powertrain, hydraulic, and electrical systems.

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)


·         Introduction to Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

·         Power Train Diagnostics

·         Hydraulic Systems Diagnostics

·         Electrical Systems Diagnostics

·         Practice Safety


·            Learn and practice personal safety

·            Learn and practice facility safety

·            Learn and practice equipment safety