Our programs prepare you for jobs that employers are trying to fill — both locally and nationally. While many young people are finding it difficult to move forward with their careers, CTE graduates find themselves in demand.

Heavy Equipment Operation & Maintenance

CTE Heavy Equipment Maintenance & Operation classA 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!


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