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Western States CAT Technician Program
This homegrown Western States, Caterpillar-specific training program is offered in partnership with the College of Western Idaho (CWI) offers you 12 months of local college classes and labs, then upon completion of classes, you'll graduate to a skills-intensive three-month resident internship.
Length: 15 months (12 at CWI, 3 at a Western States Cat regional location)
Costs: Tuition, fees, housing, books, etc. (Financial aid available for those who qualify)
Degree: Advanced Technical Certificate
- High School diploma or GED prior to program start date.
- High school seniors getting ready to graduate from high school are also eligible to apply.
- Complete Western States CAT Technician Program application
- Successful completion of the COMPASS test
- Completion of the AED technical assessment
- Successful completion of hands-on mechanical aptitude test
- Personal interview
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Must meet all CWI college entrance requirements
- The application process begins in September.
- Go to Western States Cat Careers.
- Click on the Current Job Openings and search for the Western States CAT Technician Program.
- Submit your online application, being sure to fill out the application completely. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Once your application is submitted, you will be contacted by the
Western States Cat Employment Coordinator. They will discuss the
program in more detail and will explain the next steps in the process
- applying for admission at CWI
- taking the COMPASS test
- providing three letters of recommendation
- taking the AED technical assessment
- scheduling an interview
- Successful candidates will be notified that they have been accepted into the program and will be scheduled to start in June.