Ensuring College & Career Readiness

Heavy Equipment Operator I & II


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. 

Junior Year: 7130 Principles of Construction Trades 

7121 Civil Construction Fundamentals 

7118 Advanced Civil Construction 

Senior Year: 2022 – 5495 Construction Trades: Heavy Equipment II 

2023 – 7240 Civil Construction Capstone

Dual Credits: Ivy Tech

Certifications: NCCER Core, Operator 1, Operator 2

Career Opportunities

Heavy Equipment Operator, Excavation Specialist, Home-site Specialist

Instructor – Jerry Pellman

jpellman@nafcs.org