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Caterpillar ThinkBIGGER, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Pittsburg, KS, United States
This is the perfect companion program for those who’ve successfully completed Caterpillar’s accredited Dealer Service Technician program better known as ThinkBIG. As the name states, Pittsburg State’s ThinkBIGGER program builds upon the Caterpillar program with additional education and training, allowing you to take your career to the next level.
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Overview

In fact, ThinkBIG graduates (with a minimum 3.0 GPA) can automatically transfer up to 64 college credits to Pittsburg State University. In as little as two years, students in this program can earn a Bachelor of Applied Science (Diesel and Heavy Equipment emphasis) by completing the required 60 credit hours.

Caterpillar ThinkBIGGER major distinctives

  • The ThinkBIGGER program provides you with complete instruction in technology management, theory, logic, leadership and business skills to broaden your knowledge, better prepare you for managerial positions and make you a more valuable employee. Your coursework will an emphasis in service management, manufacturing management and diesel and heavy equipment.
  • You’ll also be able to access on-campus housing, as well as additional scholarship and internship opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Legal and Social Environment of Business 
  • Human Resources Management 
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Industrial Supervision
  • Corporate Sales, Service, and Parts Management 
  • Corporate Service and Part Management 
  • Introduction to Industrial Safety 
  • Introduction to Construction Safety

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete official transcripts or academic records in native language and official English translation including grades earned in each subject
  • Copy of the secondary school or high school certificate of completion or diploma, if applicable
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS or PTE score results (not required for conditional admission)
  • Current certified bank statement or financial guarantee (within 6 months)
  • Financial statement of support form
  • Copy of passport (if available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    251 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 251 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburg

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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