Heavy Equipment Repair & Operation

  • Program Description

    Students in the Heavy Equipment Repair and Operation (HERO) program will learn how to service, repair and operate various types of heavy duty trucks and excavation equipment. Students practice operating machinery on simulators before testing their skills on equipment. Classroom instruction also provides training for a Commercial Driver’s License, Class B (CDL-B) so that any student 18 years old or older may obtain his/her license.

    Program Length

    2 years

    Industry Alignment

    National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER); Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

    Integrated Academic Coursework

    Career and Financial Management (1/2 credit per year)
    Science (1/2 credit per year)

    Articulation Agreements

    Lincoln Technical College

    Credential Opportunities

    NCCER – Level 1 – Heavy Equipment Operations; Test Preparation for Commercial Driver’s License, Class B (CDL-B); 10- hour OSHA certification credential; Technical Endorsement on Graduation Diploma

    Industry Assessments

    NCCER – Level 1 – Heavy Equipment Operations

    Program Supplies, Materials, Assessments Provided

    Jacket; Hard hat/liner; Safety glasses; Work boots; 10-hour OSHA training certificate; CDL fees; Physical; National Construction Career Test Level 1 Exam


    Whalen, Sue; Grey, Nathan; Dana Manwaring