Heavy Equipment Repair and 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. CDL-B instruction is not a required module of instruction. CDL-B instruction and road time are offered by teacher discretion and instructor availability. 

    Program Length

    Two years (student may enroll for one year for program experience)

    Industry Alignments

    National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER); Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); New York DMV Commericial Driver's Liscense Class B Certification

    Integrated Academic Coursework

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

    4+1 Pathway Option

    NCCER: Academic Career Test: Core Introductory Craft Skills: Academic Career Test: Heavy Equipment Operations, Level 1

    College Credit Opportunities

    Articulation Agreements: Lincold Technical Institute; Ohio Technical College; SUNY Cobleskill

    Credential Opportunities 

    NCCER Core and Level 1-Heavy Equipment Operations Credential; Test Preparation for Commercial Driver's Liscense, Class B (CDL-B, must be 18 years of age); 10-hour OSHA General Industry Safety and Health Credential; Technical Endorsement on Graduation Diploma

    Industry Assessments

    NCCER-National Construction Career Test-Academic Core and Level 1-Heavy Equipment Operations

    Program Supplies, Materials, Assessments Provided

    Jacket; Hard hat/liner; Safety glasses; Work boots; 10-hour OSHA credential; CDL Physical and Drug Test(must be 18 years of age); National Construction Career Test Level 1 Heavy Equipment Operator Exam