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Heavy Equipment Operator Level I Certificate
Semester Hours:  16
Effective Term: Fall 2018
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Heavy Equipment Operator Level I Certificate focuses on the operation, maintenance, and service of heavy equipment. This certificate covers NCCER Core curriculum and general maintenance of heavy equipment.

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Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Heavy Equipment Operator Level I Certificate (16 Credits)

Core Requirements (16 total credit hours)

CET221 Basic Surveying and Grade Staking (4)

AND

HEO121 Heavy Equipment Operations Core (5)
OR
HEO122 Heavy Equipment Operations I (5)

HEO128 Diesel Equipment Service and Repair (4)
OR
HEO127 Heavy Equipment Reconditioning (4)

CIS110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy, or higher (3)
OR
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. (Comprehension Level) Explain the fundamentals of hydraulic, electrical, and electronic systems used in Heavy Equipment. (CSLO #2 & #4)
4. (Application Level) Operate Heavy Equipment in accordance with the operator's handbook. (CSLO #2 & #4)
5. (Comprehension Level) Explain the importance of work safety, punctuality, and a team approach to develop and present class projects. (CSLO #2)
6. (Application Level) Safely operate various types of heavy equipment to exacting specifications. (CSLO #2 & #4)
Standards for Program
Demonstrate competency at the levels defined by National Center of Construction Education Research (NCCER) standards. URL: http://www.nccer.org