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Heavy Equipment

Heavy Equipment Operator

Apprenticeship Program 


Heavy Equipment




Location:  HYBRID / Hodgson Vo-Tech High School 

Times: Monday & Wednesday (6:30-9:30pm)

3-Year Program 








Heavy Equipment Operator 1: Course # 611

Topics covered include orientation to the trade, heavy equipment safety, identification of heavy equipment, basic operational techniques, tractors, grades part one, and core modules.


Heavy Equipment Operator 2: Course # 612 

Topics include introduction to earthmoving, dump trucks, rollers, scrapers, loaders, forklifts, excavation math, grades part two, and civil blue print reading.


Heavy Equipment Operator 3: Course # 613 (Hodgson)

Topics include introductory skills for the crew leader, dozers, backhoes, excavators, motor graders, advanced operational techniques, finishing and grading, and soils.