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Heavy Equipment Operation & Maintenance

Heavy Equipment Operation & Maintenance

A two-year program based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research Contren Learning Series for Heavy Equipment and Repair.

Students learn to operate, maintain, diagnose, and repair construction-related equipment such as backhoes, bulldozers, bucket loaders, excavators, dump trucks, and skid steers. The program enjoys a corporate collaboration with Milton/Caterpillar, and Bobcat among others, through which students receive specialized training at their corporate site, as well as instructional opportunities at our education centers, field trip experiences, internships, and job shadowing opportunities.

Students study the following modules throughout the program:

  • Introduction to the trade
  • Heavy equipment safety
  • Identification of heavy equipment and basic operational techniques
  • Tractors
  • Grades and slopes
  • Diesel engines
  • Hydraulics and more!


Internships and Work Based Learning:

Each CTE program has a Work-Based Learning experience. This means that all students prior to the end of the second year are given the opportunity to be exposed to the operation of a business and specific job duties related to careers in their CTE area. This internship is designed to connect the skills and knowledge learned in the CTE classroom with the real world requirements of a business. Students must demonstrate good attendance, attitude, internship records, and work ethics, as well as respect for others and property.


Articulation Agreements:

CTE has worked with area colleges to ready students for the world of work and for the rigors of post-secondary coursework. This program worked with area colleges to obtain articulation agreements that allow for advance standing or the issuance of credit to those CTE students meeting all program requirements and articulation agreement standards. The colleges WSWHE BOCES has an articulation agreement with for this program are:

  • Alfred State College
  • Lincoln Institute of Technology


For more information related to Career Opportunities, please visit: CareerZone and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics


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