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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE


Students learn the skills required by heavy equipment operators for light construction, landscaping and highway industries. Students learn to safely operate, maintain, diagnose, and repair construction-related equipment. This equipment includes, but is not limited to backhoes, bulldozers, excavators, and dump trucks.

UNITS OF STUDY

  • Orientation and Safety (OSHA 10)
  • Basic Operational Techniques
  • Grading
  • Groundskeeping
  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance 
  • Backhoe
  • Loader
  • Excavator
  • Bulldozer
  • Dump Truck
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Welding
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) General Knowledge
  • NYSED: CDOS Units 
  • Career and Financial Management

CAREER AND COLLEGE PATHWAYS

Articulation Agreements
  • Alfred State College
  • Lincoln Technical Institute: Diesel Engines Construction and Operation
  • Lincoln Technical Institute: Truck Steering and Suspension
  • Ohio Technical College
Employment Opportunities
  • Entry level heavy equipment operators for light construction, landscaping and highway industries.
  • NYS Career Zone: Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
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Further Educational Opportunities
  • Alfred State College: Heavy Equipment Truck and Diesel Equipment
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology: Heavy Construction Equipment Technology

INSTRUCTOR

James Slocum