Earn your associate degree as a sponsored student with a job waiting upon graduation
Students accepted to OSU Institute of Technology’s CAT® Dealer Prep program have the opportunity to work with their head and their hands on the most advanced and powerful machines built by the world’s leading manufacturer of construction equipment, Caterpillar.
Those in the two-year CAT® program will spend half their time on campus for technical instruction on current products and equipment learning the latest diagnostic and service procedures. The rest of the time will be spent getting real-world training through paid internships at CAT® dealerships.
Caterpillar dealers have a critical need for highly qualified, motivated and skilled employees who can diagnose problems, find solutions and perform equipment service and repair. The CAT® program upgrades the skills of incoming service technicians and trains students to use recommended procedures, special tools and service information in order to maintain Caterpillar equipment.
Graduates with an Associate in Applied Science in Diesel & Heavy Equipment who complete the CAT® Dealer Prep program become a part of team that helps get important work done like building projects and road construction.
OSUIT's CAT® Dealer Prep program is accredited by the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Foundation. These post-secondary colleges have met the rigorous requirements of AED’s national standards for equipment technology programs. These Standards for Construction Equipment Technology have been developed and are updated by The AED Foundation’s Technical Training Committee with broad representation from industry distributors, technical schools, and manufacturers. The standards have truly been developed “by industry, for the industry” to meet specific industry needs.
Earn a Paycheck While Earning a Degree
The majority of degree programs require an internship as part of the curriculum. You won’t just gain experience and knowledge while on internship, but will be paid for your time working there as well.
Have a Job Before Graduation
With a sponsorship from a company, you know exactly where you’ll be working the Monday after you walk across the graduation stage.
Learn from the Experts
Our instructors have extensive real-world experience and teach current best practices based on industry standards.
Save Big on Tuition
At just $5,800, tuition at OSUIT is about half the in-state tuition for most state universities.
High Graduate Satisfaction
In surveys and social media, our graduates consistently report high levels of satisfaction with their education and its impact on their careers.
Financial Aid Options
Student financial aid awards depend upon two factors: financial need and availability of funds. To determine need, applicant financial circumstances are evaluated. Various federal and state-funded financial aid programs are available to students enrolled in a degree program at OSUIT.
Talk to an enrollment advisor today. We can tell you how many of your previously earned credits will apply, how the program will fit into your lifestyle, how much the program will cost, what options are available for financing and financial aid and just how soon you can expect to graduate.
Founded in 1946, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is a recognized leader in applied technology education and is known for world-class teaching facilities, partnerships with industry and a nearly 100 percent career placement rate.
OSUIT programs of study are approved by the Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University and the A&M Colleges, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Oklahoma State Accrediting Agency. OSUIT, a public state-supported institution, has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1975.