Construction Equipment Operation

The Construction Equipment Operation program is a nine-month certificate program which prepares an individual to operate and maintain a variety of heavy equipment including backhoe, fork-lift, dozer, end-loader, excavator, motor grader, and scraper.

Instruction includes safety, general care, and routine maintenance. The program also includes instruction in digging, ditching, sloping, stripping, grading, back filling, clearing, excavating, and handling of materials. An individual successfully completing this program will have entry level skills for employment as a heavy equipment operator. It is required that all students demonstrate basic skill performance on each of the following pieces of construction equipment: backhoe, fork-lift, dozer, end loader, excavator, motor grader and scraper. Advanced skill performance on a minimum of two items of equipment is essential to successful program completion. Fork-lift certification is available for qualifying students.


For the list of courses required in this program, click here to visit the program checksheets page.

For more information on this program, read the Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.

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