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AGC 106 Machine Orientation I
Credit Hours:  0.5
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 0.5 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Identification and introduction to the operation of major pieces of heavy equipment, including functional operation, primary uses, pre-operational inspection, correct starting and stopping procedures, and performing basic maneuvers.

Prerequisites: Student must be sponsored by an AGC contractor to enroll.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge level) Identify the various types and uses of heavy equipment including: dump truck, scraper, bulldozer, backhoe, telescoping excavator, motor grader, loader, excavator, and roller.
2. (Analysis level) State the primary uses of each piece of equipment.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Per National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Standards; URL: http://www.nccer.org/assessments.aspx:
1. Successfully complete Introduction of Heavy Equipment Module Examination #22103 with a score of at least 70%.
2. Complete tasks safely by adhering to OSHA standards.
3. Performance profile tasks. Students will:
a) Identify various types of heavy equipment.
b) Identify the basic parts of each type of equipment and differences in variations among the same type of equipment.
c) Perform pre-operational walk-around inspection using the inspection checksheet.
d) Demonstrate correct procedures for starting and stopping machines.
e) Perform basic manipulation of machine controls.