Technicians for the World
Technicians for the World

Technicians for the World

About the Program

Technicians for the World is a free online program for individuals seeking a new and exciting career as a service technician. The program is sponsored by Caterpillar, the global leader in construction and mining equipment. Caterpillar has created this curriculum using exclusive courses from the Caterpillar University Global Service Technician training program. 

Best of all the program is as easy as 1-2-3!

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Who is this program for?

If you fall into any of the following 3 categories, this certificate program may be right for you!

  • For the vocational student: ​If you are a student in a vocational school pursuing a technical diploma this program is a great way to expand your knowledge and add to your resume!
  • For existing technicians:​ If you’re an existing technician in the industry looking to add Caterpillar training to your resume and experience, this may be the perfect solution.
  • For the curious: Whether you’re a mid-career and looking for a change, readjusting to life after the military, are just curious to know if this field could be right for you, this is a great way to find out.

Program Details

By completing these courses you will learn the basics of diesel engines, electricity, hydraulics, power train, and much more. Once you successfully finish the program you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion, which can be used to improve your chances of landing a technician job, gain entry into a leading vocational school, or to open many other doors within the industry. Whatever your motivation, the sooner you get started, the closer you are to achieving this major milestone! 

Other key info:

  • The curriculum consists of 22 courses, including introductory and foundational level courses.
  • Completion time is estimated to take approximately 3-6 months.
  • The program is offered globally and is available in multiple languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese).

So….what are you waiting for?

Course Offerings

Caterpillar has created this curriculum using courses from our very own Global Service Technician training program. The curriculum consists of 22 courses covering topics such as the basics of diesel engines, electricity, hydraulics, power train and much more.

  1. The Caterpillar Story: A History of Innovation
  2. The Cat Dealer Organization
  3. Cat Machines Product Line
  4. Engine Product Line
  5. Contamination Control
  6. Power Tools
  7. Hand Tools
  8. Fasteners, Sealants, and Adhesives
  9. Jacking, Blocking, and Lifting
  10. Gaskets and Seals
  11. Bearings
  12. Wires and Connectors
  13. Hoses, Tubing, and Couplings
  14. Service Workplace Safety
  15. Introduction to Engines
  16. Basic Engine Components
  17. Hydraulic Principles
  18. Intro to Machine Hydraulic Systems
  19. Basic Electricity
  20. Electrical Circuits
  21. Power Train Overview
  22. Introduction to Electrification Technology