Printed on 6/25/2024

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Diesel Power Generation & Marine Service Tech (FABTECH)

Locations Summer 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Some courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Estimated Cost

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* Tuition and fees are subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance (PDF).


Additional Information

This technical diploma is part of the FABTECH program through the partnership FVTC has with Fabick Cat. All students in the FABTECH program start in the Diesel Engine Service Technician technical diploma. Upon completion of that program, you are guided by your instructors and Fabick Cat representatives to enter into either the Diesel Construction Equipment Service Technician technical diploma or Diesel Power Generation & Marine Service Tech technical diploma. Upon completion of the two technical diplomas, you have the option to pursue the Individualized Technical Studies-FABTECH associate degree.

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Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proper communication techniques, both oral and written, for customer service
  • Diagnose fuel system issues related to regulators and carburetors on gas and alternative fueled engines
  • Diagnose, repair and service brake systems
  • Diagnose, repair and service Diesel Engines
  • Diagnose, repair and service Drive Train Systems
  • Diagnose, repair and service Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Diagnose, repair and service HVAC Systems
  • Diagnose, repair and service Hydraulic Systems
  • Diagnose, repair and service Steering & Suspension Systems
  • Maintain Caterpillar diesel engines by completing inspections and preventive maintenance requirements, engine testing, diagnostics, and engine overhauling
  • Operate hand tools and shop equipment safely
  • Perform scheduled and preventative maintenance procedures on Caterpillar heavy construction equipment
  • Perform troubleshooting and repair of electrical control panels, auto transfer switches, switchgear, safety devices and solid state devices used on and in conjunction with Caterpillar generator sets
  • Repair Caterpillar equipment, including engines, using the latest tools and advanced diagnostic technology
  • Service and maintain different marine engine applications and control systems
  • Use proper lifting and blocking procedures for a variety of equipment, following OSHA and MSHA laws and procedures
  • Use test equipment common to the trade properly and safely on Caterpillar Generators
  • Use the Caterpillar service information system and complete service reports
  • Use wiring and schematic diagrams to locate defective components and connect Caterpillar Generator equipment

Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 35 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Services

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Career Services

Career Services is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

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Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738