Ensuring College & Career Readiness

Heavy Equipment Operator I & II

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, extended-hoes, graders, dump trucks, and rubber-tired loaders. Curriculum includes knowledge of safety and preventative maintenance, surveying, road construction, and basic earthwork construction. 

(DOE 5497/5495)


Career Opportunities

Heavy Equipment Operator, Excavation Specialist, Home-site Specialist

Instructor – Jerry Pellman

jpellman@nafcs.org