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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.)

Courses and Credentials  
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sophomores: apply now for fall 2023!

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College Credits

In this program you can earn college credit!

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Career Pathways

  • Equipment operator
  • Project estimator
  • Site engineer
  • Land developer

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Available Certifications

  • Ohio Commercial Driver’s License (where available)
  • NCCER Core
  • NCCER Level 1, 2, 3 Heavy Equipment Operations
  • Rough Terrain Forklift Operations
  • OSHA 10 Construction Industry
  • CPR/First Aid

Currently offered; subject to change 

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