Heavy Equipment Operations and Engineering

College Credits

In this program you can earn college credit!

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Live Oaks:  Kyle Kinney kinneyk@greatoaks.com
Laurel Oaks:  Rusty Frommling  frommlingr@greatoaks.com

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Career Pathways

Equipment operator
Project estimator
Site engineer
Land developer

Learn about one of the many career options in this field!

Available Certifications

Ohio Commercial Driver’s License (where available)


NCCER Level 1 Heavy Equipment Operations

Rough Terrain Forklift Operations

OSHA 10 Construction Industry

CPR/First Aid


Currently offered; subject to change



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Related Information

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Courses and credentials available in this program

Great buildings, parks, neighborhoods, roads and homes depend on a properly prepared site.  HeavyEquipment 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.

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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.)

Essential skills and knowledge you’ll need to be successful in this program

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The construction field is on the rise!  Click here to learn more about career opportunities from grads working in the field. 

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