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Heavy Now Catalog

Complete details of this course are contained in our Heavy Now Catalog.

Heavy Now Catalog
The Heavy Now objectives provide the preparation to reasonably diligent students to meet or exceed the entry-level industry standards for induction into the NCCER Registry by:
  1. Offering an individual with no or (limited) experience or training in this field the direct vocational training to become an entry level Heavy Equipment Operator.
  2. Providing the construction, forestry, strip mining, conservation, land clearing, reclamation, landscaping, utilities and other industries through proper training in both technique and theory, with a continuing work force of qualified Heavy Equipment Operators.
  3. Presenting to the Trainee the basic information and skills training necessary to operate heavy equipment machines.
  4. Developing in the Trainee the necessary skills and adaptations to function successfully under actual work conditions.
  5. Teaching the Trainee routine inspections and preventive maintenance on heavy equipment machines.
  6. Teaching the Trainee the proper methods of starting, operating, and shutdown procedures through supervised instruction under typical working conditions.
  7. Teach the Trainee basic math skills required for site excavation work.
  8. Explain how to read site plans to calculate cut and fill requirements.
  9. Teach the soil classification systems and explain the different affects each classification has on equipment and job sites.
  10. Teaching the Trainee the procedures for friendly contact with the public and customers, the use of tact, diplomacy and knowledge of business relations.
  11. Training and instilling in the student a common sense and working knowledge of safety procedures as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
  12. Teaching the Trainee why it is important to understand the rules and regulations  of the various federal and state regulatory agencies.
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