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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. The 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)7240 Civil Construction Capstone (CIV CSTR CAP)
7121 Civil Construction Fundamentals (CIV CON FUN)
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 Potential Dual Credits

Second Year Credits – BCTI 121 = 3 Potential Dual Credits

Certifications: NCCER Core, Operator 1, Operator 2

More Career Information:

Construction Equipment Operators: Click Here

Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers: Click Here

First-Line Supervisors of Construction: Click Here

Construction Managers: Click Here

Career Opportunities

Heavy Equipment Operator, Excavation Specialist, Home-site Specialist

Instructor – Jerry Pellman