Machine Electronic Controls (MEC)

Course Date

Coming Soon

Course Length



Course Length: 4 days (8 hrs/day)
Caterpillar is continually coming out with new electronic controls and monitoring systems. The object of the Machine Electronic Controls course is not intended to be specific to a current system, but to teach students the basic operation and troubleshooting of electronic systems in general, and the proper use of available literature, schematics and tooling to properly troubleshoot and calibrate machine systems.

PPE Required

Students must provide their own safety glasses, steel toed footwear, hard hats and fire retardant coveralls with reflective stripe.


Electrical Systems (S4).


After completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Understand and practice basic electrical principles
  • Properly use a digital multimeter
  • Test and repair machine wiring
  • Access and interpret ECM fault codes
  • Perform basic computer commands within ET
  • Use the Electronic Technician (ET) tooling
  • Understand Flash downloading
  • Locate & identify all electronic control input & output components
  • Troubleshoot machine electronic controls
  • Calibrate and adjust electronic components
  • Troubleshoot CDL and CAN Datalinks

Successful completion of a written examination with a passing grade of 80%.