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Think Big Student Program

Patten Invites You To “Think Big”!

Calling all students and career changers interested in learning an exciting new trade while putting themselves on the path to an advanced career. Patten is offering the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree in applied sciences while gaining real-world experience through a paid internship in the Caterpillar® Dealer Service Technician Technology Program.

If you’re intrigued by the prospect of repairing, buying and selling state-of-the-art equipment, this is your chance to earn money while learning to be a service technician. In just two short years, you can find yourself earning excellent pay with job security as an entry-level technician. Program enrollees undergo a diverse slate of training courses while actually experiencing what it’s like to work on powerfully built, technologically advanced machinery. Paid students/interns participate in four consecutive alternating rotations of eight weeks of training at Illinois Central College in East Peoria followed by eight-week internships at local Patten branches.

The education program features courses on subjects including:

Exciting Opportunities Await the Right Applicants

We’re inviting promising candidates to take the first step toward a rewarding career as a certified technician. Graduates of the program continue on as highly skilled members of the Caterpillar Dealer Service family, enjoying a great salary, exceptional benefits, flexible work schedules and long-term job security. As a certified professional in the industry, you’ll find opportunities for shop technicians, field technicians, special project technicians and more. From sales and customer service to supervisor or manager positions, the sky is the limit when it comes to your career.

In order to qualify for the program, applications must be submitted by February 1st. Simply follow these easy steps:

What Are You Waiting For? “Think Big” Today!

A bigger, brighter future waits when you enroll in the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Training program. Submit your application or spread the word to anyone you think is right for this unique chance to put your career on the fast track to success. Learn more or call (309) 694-5716 to request an informational packet today!


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Altorfer, Inc. is proud to announce the acquisition of Patten Cat effective May 9, 2018. We look forward to supporting all your equipment and product support needs by providing the quality products and excellent service that you have come to expect from the Caterpillar family. Please be aware that the Patten Cat website will close soon and all traffic will be pointed to Thank you for giving us the opportunity to partner together with you for continued success.