Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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HEO 110 - Heavy Equipment Operator II

Credit(s): 12

Prerequisite(s): HEO 105 .
This course is a continuation of HEO 105  designed to develop student proficiencies in equipment operational safety, soil stabilization and good grade determination, and operation of equipment that is fitted with GPS.  Proficiency in the operation of all pieces of equipment is expected.  Students will give presentations on topics in construction, excavation, or maintenance of equipment. (All Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Operate to NCCER standards: skid steer, dozer, loader, backhoe, excavator, motor grader.
  • Interpret engineering construction stakes and grades correctly.
  • Identify construction soil types, composition, and compaction requirements.
  • Describe and demonstrate routine maintenance tasks that are performed on equipment.
  • Identify general and specific speech purposes in the context of heavy equipment operations.
  • Explain topics related to heavy equipment operations and maintenance.

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