Heavy Equipment Operation Program
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Orientation: 18 hours
Work Zone Safety Training:
OSHA-10 and Flagger Certification
OSHA-10 Construction is an online course safety program required by employers to meet insurance requirements. We set up the online course and certification system. The flagger training is a four-hour value-added safety training mandated for road repair and construction. Each module includes these requirements.
Module 1: 40 hours
Grader & Excavator Operations
Operate excavators from 7,000 to 25,000 pound machines in a five-acre outdoor classroom. Learn to grade roads and create ditches with a modern grader. Emphasis on safety, pre-start inspections, and maintenance of graders and excavators. Also, use state of the art John Deere simulators in controlled classroom settings.
Module 2: 40 hours
Loader, Backhoe, Bulldozer Operations
Practice safe operation of wheel and track loaders, backhoes, and bulldozers in the outdoor classroom, a five-acre sandpit. Hands-on instruction in pre-start machine inspections and procedures and preventative maintenance. Seat time for outdoor job site operation and on John Deere simulators for best practices.
Module 3: 40 hours
Skid Steers, Compaction Equipment, Dump Truck Operations
Operate skid steers in a five-acre pit. Install attachments and practice efficient and safe operation guidelines. Operate compaction equipment and roller attachments. Drive dump trucks in preparation for on-road and off-road applications. All machinery will include hands-on pre-trip and maintenance routines.