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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.

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: centralaz.edu/documents/disclosures/Heavy_Equipment_Operator/Gedt.html

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)


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

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

CIS110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy, or higher (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. (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