Adult Education Students Tour Caterpillar Operations Facility in Clayton


Clayton, Ohio -- On Wednesday November 13, 2019, all Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Adult Education Electrical & HVAC students toured Caterpillar Operations located at 6611 Hoke Road Clayton. They learned from Russ Miller & Stephen Beasley about sustainability and the high-performance standards for environment, health and safety and operations at the facility.

During the tour students learned a variety of requirements when it comes to the day to day operations of over 1.3 million square feet of space involving not only Electrical and HVAC-R system requirements but all requirements from a maintenance aspect:

  • Load Data
  • Load Calculation
  • Load Analysis
  • Individual Loads
  • Emergency Loads
  • Area Loads
  • High Output Activity Loads
  • Power Sources
  • Efficient Furnaces and Air Conditioners
  • HVAC Controls
  • Radiant Heaters
  • Air Destratification
  • Natural Ventilation
  • Heat Recovery
  • Cool Roof Technologies


The tour was a huge success as students were able to ask many questions and were able to connect curriculum to real-world applications.  They also were able to see how Caterpillar promotes the health and safety of its people with policies and proactive programs that help individuals stay safe, personally and professionally as well as see how companies develop products, manufacturing processes, and training programs to minimize safety risks.

The next MVCTC Adult Education Electrician and HVAC-R programs will begin on April 7, 2020. Visit or call 937-854-6297 to enroll now!