CURRICULAR GUIDE

Heavy Equipment Operator
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 1028  (Effective Summer 2002 - Summer 2007)

A heavy equipment operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation
of a variety of equipment used at construction and road building sites. To be
successful the operator should be able to operate all types of equipment. He/she
must be able to inspect and operate the equipment in a manner that ensures
compliance with applicable safety regulations. Additionally the operator must be
able to read surveyor stakes, perform minor repairs, complete math calculations
and reports, and be sufficiently knowledgeable about soil types to ensure that
completed work will meet intended expectations. An operator must have good eye-
hand coordination and must be able to work with a minimum of supervision.
Attention to detail and a sense of responsibility are required. 

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Transportation Technologies Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical
Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 42 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
EMSA 100    First Aid and CPR                                                2
GRET 221    Landforms/Soil Systems in GIS                                    3
HEOT 100    Equipment Introduction                                           5
HEOT 110    Part 10 MIOSHA                                                   1
HEOT 120    Backhoe Operator                                                 3
HEOT 121    Excavator Operator                                               3
HEOT 122    Wheel Loader Operator                                            2
HEOT 123    Forklift Operator                                                1
HEOT 130    Motor Grader Operator                                            5
HEOT 131    Bulldozer Operator                                               3
HEOT 132    Trenching and Gradework                                          3
MATH 114    Technical Math I                                                 4
WELD 100    Combination Welding                                              4
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   42

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III
EMSA 100          HEOT 120          GRET 221
HEOT 100          HEOT 121          HEOT 130
HEOT 110          HEOT 122          HEOT 131
MATH 114          HEOT 123          HEOT 132
WELD 100          WRIT 124