Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Take your passion for "Big Yellow" machines into the classroom to become a Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician. This associate degree program will prepare you for direct employment with a Caterpillar dealership after graduation or to transfer to a bachelor's degree program.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

The Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology program enjoys strong support from the Altorfer and Boyd Cat dealerships, and Caterpillar.

A Quality Education

The program is accredited by the AED Foundation, putting dealers, manufacturers, and educators together to fill the need for skilled professionals in the equipment distribution industry.

Get Involved

The ThinkBIG Power Club allows members to interact at a professional level within the Caterpillar industry.

Career Opportunities

Caterpillar Dealer, Shop Technician, Field Technician


21 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters
62 Total Credit Hours

Is this a full-time program?

Yes, classes are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm everyday.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


20 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

The ThinkBIG program has a 96% completion rate and a 93% job placement rate.

Mark Matthews, Program Coordinator
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology Program?

Think BIG about becoming a Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician and work on some of the biggest, hardest-working machines in the world. Talk to a program representative to learn how to get started by calling 309-694-5716.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  4. Need help? Our admissions team is happy to assist.
  5. Make the appropriate scores on the required placement tests.
  6. Applicants must be accepted for sponsorship by a supporting Caterpillar dealership by applying to that dealership and meeting all requirements for employment.

What Can I Expect As a Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


  • Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm

    Virtual Stretch Hours
    Mon-Tue: 4:30 pm – 6pm