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Heavy Equipment Operator Level I Certificate
Semester Hours:  16-18
Effective Term: Fall 2020
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.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Heavy Equipment Operator Level I Certificate
Total Credits: 16-18

Core Requirements (16-18)
Select one:
CET125 Introduction to Earthmoving Methods and Operations (3)
CET221 Basic Surveying and Grade Staking (4)

Select one:
HEO121 Heavy Equipment Operations Core (5)
HEO122 Heavy Equipment Operations I (5)

Select one:
HEO127 Heavy Equipment Reconditioning (5)
HEO128 Diesel Equipment Service and Repair (5)

Select one:
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
MAT106 Technical Math I (3)
MAT118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Students must earn:
-a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
-a minimum of 3 earned CAC credits numbered 100 or above;
-a minimum of 16 semester credits.
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)
7. (Comprehension Level) List, locate, and explain safety rules to follow during the maintenance of heavy equipment. (CSLO 2&3)
8. (Application Level) Apply tool safety rules and safe operating practices using safety equipment important to mechanics in the repair and reconditioning of heavy equipment. (CSLO 2 &3)
9. (Synthesis Level) Employ safe lifting and blocking techniques during repair of heavy equipment, including cross-blocking a piece of heavy equipment, and list ten safety rules for repairing tires and demonstrate the removal, repair and replacement of one tire on a piece of heavy equipment. (CSLO 2,3,4)
10. (Synthesis Level) List pre-start inspection steps for heavy equipment and perform pre-start inspections on five machines, including the correct jump start procedures for 12V and 24V electrical systems; identify the correct voltage of different pieces of heavy equipment; and perform correct jump starting of a 12V and a 24V piece of equipment. (CSLO 2,3,4)
11. (Comprehension level) Explain the power flow through a crawler-type tractor.
12. (Application level) Demonstrate the procedures for servicing various pieces of equipment, including replacing a drive shaft, wiring, and a clutch.
13. (Application/Mechanism level) Properly adjust a twin disc truck clutch.
14. (Analysis/Evaluation level) Diagnose lighting, cranking, and charging electrical circuits faults.
Standards for Program
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.
view at www.nccer.org

OSHA: www.osha.gov
Variety of Heavy Equipment operator's manuals.