Accreditation:

The AED Foundation Accreditation is an important credential for post-secondary community colleges and technical schools that recognize and value the importance of the broader, more complex and more sophisticated skills and knowledge sets, both technical and academic, that today’s diesel/equipment technicians require. Accreditation requirements and eligibility reflect those values.

The AED Foundation Accredited post-secondary colleges have met the rigorous requirements of The AED Foundation’s national technical standards for diesel-equipment technology programs as stated in the publication, “Standards for Construction Equipment Technology.” To become accredited, schools must comprehensively prepare students in all of the following disciplines:

  • Safety & Administrative
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Hydraulics & Hydrostatics
  • Power Trains
  • Diesel Engines
  • Air Conditioning & Heating

Today’s equipment service technicians require advanced skills and knowledge to service and repair construction equipment that is increasingly sophisticated and complex. The AED Foundation Accredited colleges set the industry standard for equipment technology excellence.

Secondary Recognition:

Secondary or high school technical programs become AED Foundation Recognized by meeting technical standards that:

  1. Are locally developed and mutually  agreed to by the secondary school, The AED Foundation Accredited college program and industry  stakeholders
  2. Are derived from and a subset of AED Foundation national technical college standards, and
  3. Provide a rational  and seamless progression from secondary to college technical education.

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Download a printable list of The AED Foundation Accredited / Recognized Programs

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Maryland Schools

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Severn
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Programs

Diesel Power Technology


British Columbia – CA Schools

Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek
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Programs

Heavy Mechanical Trades – Apprenticeship


Utah Schools

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City
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Programs

Diesel Systems Technology: AAS (CTE)


Alberta – CA Schools

Grande Prairie Regional College- Fairview

Fairview
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Programs

ThinkBIG Service Technician Program


Medicine Hat College

Medicine Hat
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Programs

Heavy Equipment Technician Program

North Carolina Schools

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, NC
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Programs

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology
Agricultural Systems Technology

New Hampshire Schools

White Mountains Community College (Formerly Known as New Hampshire Community Technical College)

Berlin, NH
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Programs

Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology


New York Schools

State University of New York at Cobleskill

Cobleskill, NY
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Programs

Diesel Technology
Agricultural Equipment Technology (B.T.)

Missouri Schools

State Technical College of Missouri (Formerly Linn State Technical College)

Linn, MO
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Programs

Heavy Equipment Technology
CAT Dealer Service Technician

Georgia Schools

South Georgia Technical College

Americus, GA
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Programs

Caterpillar Think Big


Pennsylvania Schools

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, PN
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Programs

Heavy Equipment Technology
Heavy Construction Equipment Technologies: CAT Emphasis

Ohio Schools

Owens State Community College

Perrysburg, OH
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Programs

CAT Dealer Service Technician Program


Oklahoma Schools

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

Okmulgee, OK
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Programs

CAT® Dealer Prep
Komatsu ACT Program

Wisconsin Schools

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Sturgeon Bay, WI
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Programs

Diesel Equipment Technology


North Dakota Schools

Oregon Schools

Lane Community College

Eugene, OR
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Programs

Diesel Technology


Linn-Benton Community College

Albany, OR
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Programs

Heavy Equipment/DieselTechnology
John Deere Construction & Forestry

Portland Community College

Portland
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Programs

CAT ThinkBIG Dealer Service Technology

South Dakota Schools

Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, SD
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Programs

Cat Dealer Service (Think Big)


Illinois Schools

Illinois Central College

East Peoria, IL
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Programs

CAT Dealer Service Technician


South Carolina Schools

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence, SC
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Programs

Caterpillar Dealer Academy


Michigan Schools

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI
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Programs

Heavy Equipment Service Engineering Technology


Lansing Community College

Lansing, MI
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Programs

Heavy Equipment Repair Program

Iowa Schools

Des Moines Area Community College

Ankeny, IA
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Programs

Diesel Technology
Caterpillar Technology

Idaho Schools

College of Western Idaho

Boise, ID
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Programs

Heavy Equipment Technology


Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID
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Programs

Diesel/ On-Site Power Generation Technology

Minnesota Schools

Alexandria Technical and Community College

Alexandria, MN
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Programs

Diesel Mechanics


Central Lakes College

Staples, MN
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Programs

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician

Dakota County Technical College

Rosemount, MN
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Programs

Heavy Construction Equipment Technology

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Moorhead, MN
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Programs

Diesel Equipment Technology

Colorado Schools

California Schools

Reedley College

Reedley, CA
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Programs

Equipment Service Technician


San Joaquin Delta College

Stockton, CA
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Programs

Caterpillar Think Big

Arkansas Schools

Arizona Schools

Central Arizona College

Coolidge, AZ
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Programs

Diesel and Heavy Equipment


Alaska Schools

AVTEC - Alaska's Institute of Technology

Seward, AK
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Programs

Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technology