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Major: 3083
First Term: 2016 Summer   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60
CIP Code: 49.0202
Occupational Area: Architecture and Construction

Instructional Council: Occupational Administrators (53)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades: Heavy Equipment Operations degree is designed to provide apprentices and journeymen with a broadened educational background and leadership skills so that students completing the associate degree program may be better equipped to enter supervisory and managerial positions.



Required Courses
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Heavy Equipment Operations (5566) 16-30
+ BPC/CIS+++++ Any BPC Business-Personal Computers or
CIS Computer Information Systems course(s) 3
Credits: 19-33

Program Competencies
1. Discuss safety including personal protection, job site safety and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations related to heavy equipment operations. (ABC118, ABC/MEC119, HEO101, HEO115, HEO139, IND142, OSH105)
2. Discuss soil properties, characteristics, classifications, density, compaction, and measurement related to heavy equipment operations. (ABC/MEC120, ABC/HEO/MEC122, HEO107, HEO109, HEO207)
3. Examine grading practices including computations, calculations, profiles using basic leveling methods and equipment. (ABC/MEC120, HEO135, HEO137)
4. Identify basic hand and power tools used in the construction trades. (ABC/MEC121)
5. Apply knowledge of business-personal computers to the business setting. (BPC/CIS+++++)
6. Discuss tractors including maneuvering, operator safety, equipment, preventative maintenance and basic safety. (HEO106, OSH105)
7. Examine aerial lift truck operations and safety including equipment usage and set up, inspection and maintenance procedures, operational procedures, and federal safety regulations. (HEO115, HEO/PPT117, OSH105)
8. Discuss scrappers including maneuvering, parts, attachments, controls, preventative maintenance, safety, and work activities. (HEO124, OSH105)
9. Identify operational components, gauges, controls, and attachments for basic maneuvers, and work activities of rollers. (HEO125)
10. Discuss backhoe operations including maneuvering, equipment, attachments, accessories, hydraulics, controls, functions, safety, and preventative maintenance. (HEO134, OSH105)
11. Examine all terrain vehicle operation and safety including control functions, speed selection, maneuvering; scanning, identifying, predicting, deciding and executing procedures; state regulations and laws of operation. (HEO139, OSH105)
12. Examine bulldozer operation and safety including primary uses, parts, controls, attachments, preventative maintenance, maneuvering, blade types and uses; and earth moving. (HEO201, HEO204, OSH105)
13. Examine front end loader operation and safety including types, uses, characteristics, controls, preventative maintenance and maneuvering. (HEO206, OSH105)
14. Examine procedures for operation of heavy equipment used for finish and grading. (HEO212, HEO222)
15. Discuss excavators including types, equipment, parts, controls, attachments, safety, operations, gauges, set up, laser guidance systems, maneuvering, stability, material handling, and the transporting of excavators. (HEO214, OSH105)
16. Discuss motor graders including types, usage, components, controls, maintenance, operations, and safety. (HEO216, OSH105)
17. Review basic heavy equipment operations and maintenance. (ABC123, HEO101, HEO104)
18. Discuss soft skills including listening, speaking, and resolution of work place issues related to the construction industry. (TDR102, TDR104, TDR106)
19. Perform vehicle inspections and record/maintain hours of service requirement. (TTD101, TTD102, TTD103)
20. Read and interpret control systems. (TTD102, TTD103)
21. Exercise basic control. (TTD102, TTD103)
22. Execute shifting. (TTD102, TTD103)
23. Back and dock tractor-trailer. (TTD102, TTD103)
24. Couple and uncouple trailer. (TTD102, TTD103)
25. Perform visual search. (TTD102, TTD103)
26. Manage and adjust vehicle speed and space relations. (TTD102, TTD103)
27. Check and maintain vehicle systems/components. (TTD102, TTD103)
28. Diagnose and repair malfunctions. (TTD102, TTD103)
29. Identify potential driving hazards and perform emergency maneuvers in extreme driving conditions. (TTD102, TTD103)
30. Handle and document cargo. (TTD103)
31. Demonstrate proper accident scene and environmental reporting procedures. (TTD103)
32. Plan trips and make appropriate decisions. (TTD103)
33. Use effective communication and public relations skills. (TTD103)
34. Manage personal resources and deal with life on the road. (TTD103)
35. Demonstrate safe and proper basic welding shop procedures including personal protection, weld techniques, modes, electrodes, positioning and securing equipment. (WLD100)
36. Identify the dangers associated with the release of hazardous materials and describe the step-by-step guide to the management of response resources. (HEO120)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: October 23, 2012

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