Caterpillar announced Tucson, AZ as their centralized hub for the Surface Mining & Technology Division and broke ground on its new headquarters in 2016. Caterpillar’s new building houses 750-1,000 company engineers, product development and support positions working on the next generation of mining equipment, vehicles, and technology.
Caterpillar's engineers needed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the fabrication process to immediately improve the quality of their designs. The engineers already had the theoretical training, but not hands-on welding, machining, and prototype development skills.
Pima Community College's Applied Technology Academy trained those engineers and that same training is now available to you:
- Welding for Non-Welders
- Machining for Non-Machinists, and
- Prototyping with Non-Metal Materials