Technician Intern Program

Warren CAT | Ardmore, OK

Posted Date 2/07/2024

ThinkBig is a 2-year hands-on program.  You'll learn secrets to servicing the most advanced heavy equipment in the world.  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 th etime 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 Assicate in Applied Science who complete the Cat Dealer Prep program become a part of a team that helps get important work done like building projects and road construction.


  • Tuition reimbursement plan
  • Paid GPA performance
    • $750 for GPA of 3.0-3.49
    • $1500 for GPA of 3.5 or better
  • Pay rate increase each semester
  • Provided toolbox for durtation of the program
  • Accredited by the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED)
  • All participants receive in-state tuition rate
  • $6500 tool package is included when students start the program


Four-year commitment post-graduation

Pay Rate

Interns start at $15.00/hr and a step progression each semester

Tuition Reimbursement Plan

Tuition reimbursement plan (based on expected tuition value). Warren repays 80% of tuition ($30,800) over a 4-year time frame.

  • End year 1 - $4000
  • End year 2 - $6000
  • End year 3 - $8400
  • End year 4 - $12400

Financial Aid

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.

Salary16.00 - 24.00 Hour

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