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Part 1:  Heavy Equipment Operator Program

The Vehicle and Equipment operator Training Program is a combination of both the Commercial Drivers License and Heavy Equipment Programs.  The first segment of the program will teach students how to safely operate late construction equipment such as backhoes, hydraulic excavators, track loaders/dozers, vibrating rollers and more.

PHASE I ~~ SAFETY ~ 60hr
Knowledge of your own personal limitations; inspection of job site; utilization of personal protective equipment; awareness into handling toxic material through MSDS; trenching and cave in awareness; utilizing proper hand signals; familiarization of OSHA laws, regulations, and training; fall protection.

FIELD ENGINEERING ~ 40hr
Utilizing practical math skills to incorporate building and project layouts; computing elevations; plan reading; understanding grades and elevations; utilizing scales, rules, and theories during field engineering.

SURVEYING TECHNIQUES ~ 40hr
Instructions and proper handling of precision equipment and their components.

SUITABILITY & APPLICATION OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT ~ 40hr
Operating techniques within specific job requirements; utilizing the proper equipment for the task at hand; knowing equipment limitations; understanding safe operation of equipment.

EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES ~ 20hr
Inspection of equipment; utilize proper fluids instrumental for proper operation; reading and understanding equipment maintenance manuals; utilization of a complete preventative maintenance program.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT FIELD PRACTICUM ~ 200hr
Familiarizing and coordinating the operation of tracked loaders, rubber tire backhoes, tracked excavators, tracked dozers, and soil compactors. Excavation of earth and construction of projects utilizing knowledge gained from classroom instruction.

Part 2:  Commercial Drivers License - Class A

Students obtain extensive training including pre-trip inspections, backing maneuvers, and all types of road driving.  Students will be prepared for both CDL knowledge (written and driving) tests leading to a Commercial Drivers License.

ORIENTATION ~ 40hr
Training consists of orientation to trucking industry, substance abuse training, control systems, vehicle instruments and controls, vehicle inspection, basic control, speed management, and night operation.

DOCUMENTATIONS/SYSTEMS ~ 40hr
Training consists of cargo documentation, cargo handling, accidents and procedures, hours of service, vehicle systems, and electrical and starting systems.

VEHICLE SYSTEMS ~ 40hr
Training consists of continuation of vehicle systems (HM 181), engines, air brakes, personal health and safety, and electrical and starting systems.

STATE TEST PREPARATION ~ 40hr
Training consists of continuation of CDL, prep, map reading, trip planning, hazardous materials, CDL mock test, DOT 66 written test, final exam, and State CDL test given by DOT.

YARD WORK ~ 40hr
Training consists of lab/range/road, pre-trip inspections, coupling and uncoupling, basic backing principles, forward serpentine, and basic shifting principles.

CDL BASIC CONTROL SKILLS ~ 40hr
Training consists of continuation of range/road, CDL basic control skills, and CDL on road driving.

CDL/ROAD DRIVING ~ 40hr
Training consists of range/road, on road shifting, backing techniques, CDL basic control skills, and CDL on road driving.

CONTINUATION OF ROAD DRIVING ~ 40hr
Training consists of continuation of range/road, CDL basic control skills, and CDL on road driving.

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES ~ 40hr
Training consists of continuation of range/road and advanced backing techniques, dump trailer operations, advanced shifting techniques, pulling loaded trailers, night driving, and advanced driving techniques.

CDL SKILLS TEST/GRADUATION ~ 40hr
Training consists of continuation of range/road, advanced backing techniques, advanced shifting techniques, and advanced driving techniques, CDL Skills Test, and graduation.

    
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