Ensuring College & Career Readiness

Civil Construction (Heavy Highway)

Description: Heavy Equipment students are trained to operate and/or maintain heavy equipment.  Students learn how to maneuver and operate heavy equipment on computerized simulators as well as on actual backhoes, skid-steers, excavators and bulldozers. In addition, students learn to operate rollers, tractors, earthmovers, graders, dump trucks, and rubber-tired loaders. Curriculum includes knowledge of safety and preventative maintenance, surveying, road construction, and basic earthwork construction. 

1st Year Courses:2nd Year Courses:
7130 Principles of Construction Trades (PRIN CON TR)2022 – 5495 Construction Trades: Heavy Equipment II
7121 Civil Construction Fundamentals (CIV CON FUN)2023 – 7240 Civil Construction Capstone (CIV CSTR CAP)
7118 Advanced Civil Construction (ADV CIV CON)
Credit Hours – 3 Credits per Semester


Dual Credits: Ivy Tech Noblesville (44)

First Year Credits – BCTI 100, BCTI 120, BCTI 121 = 12 Dual Credits

Second Year Credits – BCTI 121 = 3 Dual Credits

Certifications: NCCER Core, Operator 1, Operator 2

Career Opportunities

Heavy Equipment Operator, Excavation Specialist, Home-site Specialist

Instructor – Jerry Pellman