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Heavy Equipment Operations and Engineering

Great buildings, parks, neighborhoods, roads and homes depend on a properly prepared site.  Heavy Equipment Operations and Engineering will teach you to use and maintain a wide range of equipment—and to understand why and how to create landscapes that will support great structures.

Learn to: 
  • Operate earth-moving equipment under actual working conditions.
  • Assemble, adjust, repair and maintain electrical, ignition, hydraulic, and cooling systems.
  • Engage in minor engine repair, general maintenance, lubrication, and equipment safety.
  • Conduct land surveys and read blueprints.
  • Identify and measure the qualities of soils.

(Note: This is a high school program. For options for adults, click here.)


College Credits

In this program you can earn college credit!

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Career Pathways

  • Apprentice
  • Project estimator
  • Site engineer
  • Crane operator 
  • Truck driver
  • Forklift operator
  • Equipment salesperson
  • Underground utility installer
  • Landscaper

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Career Credentials 

  • NCCER Core
  • NCCER Level 1& 2 -Heavy Equipment Operations 
  • Rough Terrain Forklift Operations
  • Skud Steer
  • Forklift Operation
  • OSHA 10 -Construction
  • CPR/First Aid

Currently offered; subject to change 

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