A one semester training program, the Heavy Equipment Operations (HEO) program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to obtain entry-level employment operating heavy equipment. Training topics include basics of safety (1st aid/CPR, OSHA 10), equipment maintenance, project organization and heavy equipment operations (front end loader, back hoe, loading/unloading, docking) along with introductory college courses.

Students will utilize state-of-the-art simulators before “hands-on” practice activities with modern heavy equipment machines. Participants will also be introduced to the fundamentals of welding, a skill that will benefit them for future employment. Upon completion of the certificate program, the graduate will have the required number of hours and skills required for entry-level jobs in heavy equipment operations.

Enrollment is limited to ensure quality practice time with instructors.

A training site is located directly south of campus in which students operate 6 different machines.

Program Outcomes

The graduates of the HEO program will be able to:

  1. Evaluate job site for safety
  2. Safely operate heavy equipment in accordance to industry standards
  3. Utilize the appropriate heavy equipment

For More Information Contact:
Arlin Haider
HEO Instructor
Email: ahaider@uttc.edu
Phone:701.255.3285 Ext. 1571

Sheridan McNeil
Career & Technical Education Director
Email:smcneil@uttc.edu
Phone: 701.255.3285 Ext. 1409

Curriculum

Heavy Equipment Operation Certificate Plan

Core Courses (19 credits)

  • HEO 101 6cr. Basic Principles of Heavy Equipment
  • HEO 124 3cr. Basic Safety for HEO
  • HEO 130 3cr. Project Layout
  • HEO 150 3cr. Heavy Equipment Operations
  • WLD 150 4cr. Introduction to Welding Fundamentals

Course Offerings

Course Code Course Description Credits
Fall Offerings
GPE 101 First Aid/CPR 1
GPE 104 OSHA 10 Safety 1
HEO 101 Basic Principles of Heavy Equipment 6
HEO 124 Basic Safety for HEO 3
HEO 130 Project Layout 3
HEO 150 Heavy Equipment Operations 3
MTH 130 Math for CTE 3
WLD 150 Introduction to Welding Fundamentals 4
Spring Offerings
GPE 101 First Aid/CPR 1
GPE 104 OSHA 10 Safety 1
HEO 101 Basic Principles of Heavy Equipment 6
HEO 124 Basic Safety for HEO 3
HEO 130 Project Layout 3
HEO 150 Heavy Equipment Operations 3
MTH 130 Math for CTE 3
WLD 150 Introduction to Welding Fundamentals 4