Heavy Equipment Operations w/ Commercial Truck Driving
Graduates of this program will acquire the skills necessary to operate a variety of light/heavy equipment used in the construction and transportation industry. In addition the graduate will be trained to drive a tractor-trailer in order to take the Class A Commercial Driver’s License Test. Through a mix of theory classes and hands-on practice the graduates of the program will be able to operate a wide range of equipment. These skills are supplemented with math, print reading, soil studies, and finishing/grading procedures.
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Students taking the Heavy Equipment Operations with Commercial Truck Driving program learn to operate a variety of pieces of equipment such as excavators, frontloaders, backhoes, dump trucks, and bulldozers. Students acquire a NCCER certification on each piece of equipment they train on as well as earn a Class A CDL with Tanker endorsement through the program.
Students train on both older, lever-style equipment as well as the newer joystick-style controls, including proper inspection and basic maintenance of the equipment. Our program also covers some things that most people don’t think about heavy equipment operation, such as completing a job based off of site plans, preparing a site plan, right of way concerns, and rules about how deep certain utilities have to be.
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Graduates of Heavy Equipment Operations will be qualified for entry-level positions as Tractor-Trailer Drivers, Dump Truck Drivers, Heavy Equipment Operators, Grade Helpers and Forklift Operators.
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Students will operate and use the following major pieces of equipment: Tractor trailer combinations, dump truck, bulldozer, excavator, front-loader, backhoe, tractor and fork-truck.
|Course No.||Course Title||Credits|
|HQ101A||Safety & The Heavy Equipment Industry||2.00|
|HQ102C||Heavy Equipment Safety||0.50|
|HQ103C||Heavy Equipment Identi cation & Maintenance||1.00|
|HQ105A||Tractor & Forklift||1.50|
|HQ108B||Backhoe & Frontloading||3.50|
|HQ110A||Earthmoving, Finishing & Grading||6.50|
|T101E||Driver Safety & Procedures||3.00|
|T202||Trailer Maneuvering & Cargo Securement||1.50|
|C100B||Basic Safety & Material Handling||1.50|
|C102D||Intro to Trades Tools||1.50|
|C106D||Prints & Site Plans||1.00|
|R215||Computers & Job Search||3.00|