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Heavy Equipment Operations


Derek Decker

Belmont Center

Kevin McGuire

Ellicottville Center

Heavy Equipment Operations will prepare students to operate a variety of equipment under the guidance of an experienced instructor. This two-year program will follow the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) curriculum as well as locally developed enhancements. The program provides instruction on the operation, general maintenance, and safety specific to the heavy equipment operations field. The two-year course will allow students to earn OSHA certifications, as well as a NYSED technical endorsement. Students will experience lab time of approximately 1.5 hours per day. During lab time, students are engaged in hands-on learning activities with various forms of heavy equipment.

  • An operator running a tractor.
  • A group of people watch as someone scoops dirt
  • An operator driving a machine
  • An operator driving a bulldozer over dirt.

Things You Get To Do

  • Local 17 Operating Engineers presentation
  • 811 Call Before You Dig class
  • Forklift training
  • Tractor trailer pre-licensing
  • Bidding, surveying, and estimating
  • Excavating Class

Where It Can Lead

  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Material Moving Machine Operators
  • Agriculture Worker
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Gas & Pipeline Operators
  • Gravel & Quarry Pit Operators

What You Can Earn

  • New York State Technical Endorsement on High School Diploma
  • OSHA Safety Certification

Go To College With Credits

  • TBA

Where It's Held

Skills Learned in Class