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Operator's Apprenticeship Program Certificate
Semester Hours:  30
Effective Term: Fall 2014
Prerequisites: Students must be sponsored by an Associated General Contractor.
Corequisites: None


Program Description: Heavy equipment operator's apprenticeship training sponsored by the Associated General Contractors for operation of heavy equipment to journeyman standards. The student must be sponsored by an AGC contractor to enroll in this program.

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

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Operator's Apprenticeship Program Certificate (30 Credits)

Core Requirements (30)
AGC102 Introduction to Construction Math (1)
AGC103 Basic Safety (0.5)
AGC104 Soils I (1)
AGC105 Grades I (1)
AGC106 Machine Orientation I (0.5)
AGC107 Machine Operation I (1)
AGC121 Equipment Preventive Maintenance (1)
AGC122 Introduction to Earth Moving (1)
AGC123 Machine Orientation II (0.5)
AGC124 Machine Operation II (2.5)
AGC131 Safety Part II (1)
AGC132 Rigging and Hoisting (1)
AGC133 Machines Theory I (1)
AGC134 Machine Operation III (2)
AGC141 Soils II (1)
AGC142 Grades II (1)
AGC143 Machines Theory II (1)
AGC144 Machine Operation IV (2)
AGC151 Machine Theory III (0.5)
AGC152 Advanced Safety (1)
AGC153 Soils III (1)
AGC154 Machine Operation V (2.5)
AGC161 Finishing and Grading (1.5)
AGC162 Finish Operator (1)
AGC163 Machine Operation VI (2.5)

Other Requirements
Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Safely operate a variety of heavy equipment to industry standards.
2. (Evaluation Level) Perform preventive maintenance on heavy equipment.
3. (Evaluation Level) Perform grade work and move material to specifications identified by the National Center for Construction and Research.

Standards for Program

1. Complete Associated General Contractors Competency Profile Evaluation.
2. Complete hours of operating heavy equipment required by the AGC Apprenticeship Trust Committee.
3. Meet proficiencies as guided by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. (http://www.nccer.org/assessments/assessments.asp)