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Dealer Service Technology, associate degree

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Course listing for the 2023-2024 catalog year.

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
DST 110 Caterpillar Engine Fundamentals 8
DST 111 Introduction to Caterpillar Service Industry 3
WLD 217 Diesel Welding 3
Second Term
DST 150 Caterpillar Service Technology Internship (Part I) 6
General Education: 1 course
Third Term
DST 112 Caterpillar Hydraulic Fundamentals § 4
DST 113 Caterpillar Engine Fuel Systems 4
DST 114 Fundamentals of Electrical Systems § 4
Fourth Term
First Module
DST 150 Caterpillar Service Technology Internship (Part II) 6
Second Module
DST 115 Air Conditioning 3
DST 116 Fundamentals of Transmissions and Torque Converters 4
DST 203 Caterpillar Machine Diagnostic 3
General Education: 1 course
Fifth Term
DST 150 Caterpillar Service Technology Internship (Part III) 6
Sixth Term
DST 200 Undercarriage and Final Drive 4
DST 201 Machine Electronic Systems 4
General Education: 2 courses
Seventh Term
DST 150 Caterpillar Service Technology Internship (Part IV) 6
Eighth Term
DST 117 Caterpillar Machine Hydraulic Systems 4
DST 202 Caterpillar Engine Performance 3
DST 204 Machine Specific Systems 6
WR 121 Composition I (WR121=WR121Z) Z 4
 Total Credits97

Course cannot be substituted with another course.


This course is part of Oregon Common Course Numbering. WR 121 and WR 121Z are equivalent.

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