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Heavy Equipment Operator Level II Certificate
Semester Hours:  30
Effective Term: Fall 2018
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Heavy Equipment Operator Level II Certificate focuses on the operation, maintenance, and service of heavy equipment, layout of construction projects, and supervisory duties in the field of Heavy Equipment Operators.

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Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate (30 Credits)

Core Requirements (23)
CET125 Introduction to Earthmoving Methods and Operations (3)
CET221 Basic Surveying and Grade Staking (4)
HEO121 Heavy Equipment Operations Core (5)
HEO122 Heavy Equipment Operations I (5)
HEO128 Diesel Equipment Service and Repair (4)
HEO225 Preventive Maintenance (2)

Electives (4)
AGS221 Soil Science (4)
HEO100 Introduction to Heavy Equipment Operations(5)
HEO127 Heavy Equipment Reconditioning (4)
HEO221 Advanced Heavy Equipment Operations III (5)
HEO222 Applied Heavy Equipment Construction (5)

Select one (3):
CIS Any computer literacy course (3)
AGB124 Microcomputers in Agriculture (3)

Other CAC Requirements
Reading Competency: RDG100 College Reading

Students must earn:
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.

Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Model safe procedures in the workplace, per OSHA. (CSLO #2)
2. (Comprehension Level) Explain the fundamentals of diesel engine and fuel system design and operation used in heavy equipment. (CSLO #2)
3. (Analysis Level) Diagnose and repair malfunctions related to diesel engines and fuel systems used in heavy equipment. (CSLO #4)
4. (Comprehension Level) Explain the fundamentals of power train and chassis system design and operation used in heavy equipment. (CSLO #2)
5. (Analysis Level) Diagnose and repair malfunctions related to power train and chassis systems used in heavy equipment. (CSLO#4)
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain the fundamentals of hydraulic, electrical, and electronic systems used in heavy equipment. (CSLO #2 & #4)
7. (Analysis Level) Diagnose and repair malfunctions related to hydraulic, electrical, and electronic systems used in heavy equipment. (CSLO #4)
8. (Application Level) Operate heavy equipment in accordance with the operator's handbook. (CSLO #2 & #4)
9. (Application Level) Recondition heavy equipment in accordance with the manufacturer's service and repair manual. (CSLO #2 & #4)
Standards for Program
Demonstrate competency at the levels defined by the National Center of Construction Education Research (NCCER) standards. URL: http://www.nccer.org