The two semester, 9-month Electrical Trades - Mechnician certificate program provides in-depth instruction in the skills required to install, commission, and maintain electrical and mechanical systems relating to mining technology and provides an overview of general mining practices. The Mechnician will bridge the gap between basic mechanical systems and advanced Information Technology (IT) systems in mining environments. Principles of electricity, networking, welding, and mechanical skill will provide a foundation for Caterpillar mining technology products including Cat MineStar Fleet, Terrain, and Command.
- Fleet provides real-time material tracking and assignment/productivity management and generates a comprehensive overview of all asset operations from anywhere in the world.
- Terrain enables high precision management of drilling, dragline, grading, and loading operations through the use of guidance technology. It increases machine productivity and provides real-time feedback for improved efficiency.
- Command utilizes a suite of technologies, wireless communications, and global position to automate select Caterpillar mining equipment. Advanced perception and sensing technologies enable autonomous machines to work safely and productively alongside manually operated equipment and personnel.