CAT Lift Truck
Certificate Course Sequence
AUT121 Automotive Technical Skills
AUT123 Engine Diagnosis and Major Service
AUT125 Automotive Electrical and Accessory Circuits
AUT181 Intro to CAT Lift Trucks
AUT182 CAT Operator Safety Training
AUT183 CAT Service Information System
AUT184 CAT Hydraulic Systems
AUT185 CAT Internal Combustion Engine
AUT186 CAT Masts and Lift Mechanisms
AUT187 CAT Electrical Systems
AUT188 CAT Steering Systems
AUT189 CAT Braking Systems
AUT281 CAT Differentials and Front Axles
AUT282 CAT Transmissions
AUT283 CAT Fuel Systems (LP, Gasoline)
TOTAL CREDITS 27
The Caterpillar Lift Truck (CLT) Program can be pursued as a career enhancement certificate or as an associate degree. The CLT courses are available to Stark State automotive students as electives to the one-year career enhancement certificate, the two-year career enhancement certificate, or the two-year automotive associate degree. The CLT courses are also available to graduates of NATEF accredited college-level automotive programs and to automotive technicians possessing at least two ASE certifications.
The CLT program is designed exclusively for the student who is seeking a career as a service technician at a Caterpillar Lift Truck dealership. The Caterpillar-specific curriculum is produced by MCFA. It prepares the student for a career as a Caterpillar Lift Truck Technician by providing Caterpillar Lift Truck’s core certification courses that are needed for advancement at a CAT Lift Truck dealership.
The CLT curriculum is a blend of classroom theory and hands-on lab assignments. The curriculum follows OSHA and Industrial Truck Association (ITA) guidelines. CLT classes are scheduled to run on selected Fridays throughout each semester, including the summer, and are a full day in length.
Information on prerequisite courses can be found on the automotive technology one-year career enhancement certificate, the two-year career enhancement certificate or the two-year automotive associate degree advising sheets.