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Heavy Equipment Operator Year I

Hybrid Fall 2023/Spring 2024

  • Starts Sep 11
  • 1,100 US dollars
  • Central Campus

Available spots


The Adult & Continuing Education provides classroom-related instruction in accordance with the USDOL Office of Apprenticeship. This course is for a beginner or experienced operator who wants to learn the basics about what it means to work as a heavy equipment operator or enhance existing skills. Related instruction covers safety, grade reading, soils, safety, site preparation, heavy equipment maintenance and use of training simulators. Heavy Equipment Operator is a three-year apprenticeship. If an individual wants to be an apprentice, they must complete the following USDOL, Office of Apprenticeship requirements - •Structured On-the-Job Training (6,000 hours/3-years) Apprentices receive hands-on training from an experienced mentor at their place of employment. •Related Technical Instruction (432 hours/minimum of 144 hours per year) Classroom learning designed to complement the trade and on-the- job training. Each year is divided into two 75-hour sessions beginning in September and ending in December, then resumes in January and ends in April. This allows students to earn a minimum of 150 hours of classroom related instruction. This course is a hybrid of one (1) “in-person” class, and one (1) virtual/online instruction per week. Students are required to have internet access to participate and/or complete online assignments. Course cost does not include textbook. Required Textbook: NCCER Heavy Equipment Operators, Level I, 3rd Edition Revised Monday (in person) / Wednesday (virtual) No Class: September 25, 2023 November 22, 2023 December 13 - 27, 2023 January 15, 2024 February 19, 2024 April 1, 2024 April 3, 2024

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