CAT Heavy Equipment Students

Program Overview

Get a jump start on a great career working with Caterpillar equipment. The Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Program is a sure catalyst for personal growth and a rewarding, lifelong career. This four-year, state-approved apprenticeship program is centered solely around Caterpillar equipment training through the Heavy Equipment & Diesel Technology Department at San Joaquin Delta College.

Current technology and emerging technological advances constantly increase innovation, productivity, and competitiveness in a truly global economy. To meet the new challenges of advancing technology in the workplace, San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC) is in partnering with Caterpillar and its dealerships to produce high-performance technicians ready to fill productive roles in both business and society, today, and into the future.

Students who complete this program are projected to earn excellent pay, have stable employment and receive one of the best benefits packages in the industry. So, if you're interested in a career associated with the biggest name in the heavy equipment industry, the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Program is for you.

Certificate and Degree Options


  • Caterpillar Dealer Engine Technician Apprenticeship Certificate of Achievement


  • Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Apprenticeship, AS

For certificate and degree requirements, please visit the College Catalog.