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HEO 121 Heavy Equipment Operations Core
Credit Hours:  5
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 6 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Introduction to the use of heavy equipment with emphasis on safety, preventive maintenance, and grade stake interpretation. Prerequisite: valid driver's license. Must have program director approval.
Must be declared as Heavy Equipment Operator major.

Prerequisites: Valid Driver's License.
Must have program director approval.
Must be declared as Heavy Equipment Operator major.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate knowledge of all safety rules when using, loading, moving, and working on all pieces of heavy equipment.
2. (Application Level) List the steps for a complete walk-around inspection for each piece of equipment and perform pre- and post-operating equipment inspections on a variety of equipment in a safe/efficient manner.
3. (Evaluation Level) Interpret and explain a diesel-related dilemma using effective critical thinking processes to problem solve. (CSLO 4)
4. (Evaluation Level) Assemble a builder's level and evaluate the reading including determining the height of three different points on the ground with the builder's level and rod; and locate three points on the ground in a previously staked plot.
5. (Analysis Level) Examine the condition of equipment during walk-around inspections, identify needed repairs or routine maintenance jobs, and maintain records of maintenance. Record hours from an hour meter or equipment log on each piece of equipment used.
6. (Analysis Level) Analyze and explain the process to repair various malfunctions of heavy equipment and concisely report problems.(CSLO 4)
7. (Application Level) Demonstrate knowledge of all safety rules when using, loading, moving, and working on/around all pieces of heavy equipment.
8. (Evaluation Level) Assess the requirements of a given job and choose the appropriate equipment.
9. (Application Level) Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with a team in completing a given task/job.
10. (Comprehension Level) Describe correct methods to load and unload water from a water truck and to engage PTO to unload water from a water truck.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Proficiencies will be met according to the standards set by the National Center for Construction Education and Research module 00101, pages 1-83; module 00102,pages 1-72; module 00103, pages 1-45; module 00104,pages 1-37; module 00105,pages 1-48; module 00106,pages 1-51; module 00107,pages 1-22; module 00108,pages 1-33; module 00109, pages 1-18.
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