Heavy Equipment Operator Curriculum

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

Accepting Applications for July 2018

See curriculum for: March 2018 October 2018
Credential: Certificate of Successful Completion ( 1 semester )
Classes begin:
July 03, 2018
Offered at:
Frost Campus
Program code:
HEO
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$12,107.18 per semester*
International:
$16,691.97 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

MECH 225
Units/ Hours: 123

This course of study in safe operation of backhoe and wheel loader will provide the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to perform daily circle checks, safe maneuvering practices and job site planning strategies. Field activities such as utility locating, trenching, excavating, truck loading, and stockpiling will be performed using backhoe and wheel loader. Work-site planning and layout will be applied to the various earthmoving activities.

APST 154
Units/ Hours: 21

This 7 week course is designed to equip students with the skills needed for their work search and to develop and enhance career planning skills. Students will learn how to write competitive job search documents, interview with confidence, and will develop and use their career portfolio as a tool to identify and incorporate career goals into the job search process.

MECH 224
Units/ Hours: 123

This course of study in safe operation of excavator and dozer will provide the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to perform daily circle checks, safe maneuvering practices and job site planning strategies. Field activities such as trenching, excavating, truck loading, cutting, pushing, spreading, and sloping, will be performed using excavator and dozer. Work-site planning and layout will be applied to the various earthmoving activities.

MECH 295
Units/ Hours: 54

This course in heavy equipment fundamentals requires the use of tools, equipment and material necessary to maintain and operate heavy equipment safely. It focuses on inspection and preventative maintenance procedures following the manufacturers' recommendations. Students will become familiar with heavy equipment controls through the use of simulators. After the required hours of simulator achievement, students will have an opportunity to operate the appropriate heavy equipment.

RECR 17
Units/ Hours: 24

This course of study consists of acceptable work place practices involving safety and safe operating practices of heavy equipment. Safety regulations and applicable report in procedures will be identified. Personal protection equipment, hand signals, and equipment transportation methods will be emphasized.