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Heavy Equipment Management

Heavy Equipment Management

Heavy Equipment Management

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

The Heavy Equipment Management program provides practical academic lessons and hands-on experience for developing multiple skill sets utilized in industries using heavy machinery.

This program provides students with campus projects and employment opportunities in order to become proficient in operating machines such as a bulldozer, tracked excavator, backhoe, road grader, skid steer, vibratory compactor, wheel loader, and off-road dump truck.

 

The hands-on training emphasizes safety and includes maintenance procedures, pre-start checks, shut down procedures and optical or laser grade checking instruments.

These skills help individuals interested in entering the various industries that use heavy equipment to build, maintain, and advance communities and infrastructure.


The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Technical Study in Heavy Equipment Management:

  • Identify safety matters involved with Heavy Equipment and Construction sites, maintain and wear all personal protective safety equipment.
  • Perform pre-start inspections and shut down procedures.
  • Read blueprints, topographical maps, operate laser / optical leveling devices, and calculate slope percentages.Student on Bobcat 3
  • Digitally display, store, and retrieve data.
  • Perform basic welding functions, basic hydraulic system analysis and mechanical repairs as needed.
  • Calculate slope ratios, percentages, grade and elevation, and material volume.
  • Operates heavy equipment efficiently, responsibly, and safely, including loading and transportation.
  • Practice land management principles such as positive drainage, fertilization, water quality, and soil pH.
  • Maintenance, on state and national forest trails, work on a variety of construction projects (private and public).

 

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Associate of Technical Study in Heavy Equipment Management

Total Credit Hours:
61.0-63.0

Estimated Course Fees*:
$7,669.00 — $12,319.00

Class Hours: 37.0-38.0
Lab Hours: 40.0-46.0

Total Credit Hours:
61.0-63.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$7,649.00-$12,299.00

Class Hours: 37.0-38.0
Lab Hours: 40.0-46.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ERT-1101 Equipment Operations I 4.00 4.00 6.00 $1,548.00
  ERT-1110 Construction Basics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $199.00
  CM-1101 Construction Safety OSHA 30 2.00 0.00 2.00 $25.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
  WELD-1120 Introduction to Welding 0.00 4.00 2.00 $300.00
    Totals 11.00 12.00 17.00 $2,334.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ERT-1107 Heavy Equipment Maintanence and Repair I 2.00 2.00 3.00 $224.00
  GEO-1123 Surveying and Mapping 1.00 4.00 3.00 $90.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  GEO-1102 Introduction to GPS 1.00 2.00 2.00 $175.00
  GENV-1130 Storm Water Management 0.00 2.00 1.00 $80.00
  BIOS-1101 Environmental Science 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
    Totals 11.00 10.00 16.00 $659.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ERT-1102 Equipment Operations II 4.00 4.00 6.00 $1,548.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  *** Social Science Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00  
    Totals 7.00 4.00 12.00 $1,588.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ERT-2220 Heavy Equipment Capstone 6.00 10.00 11.00 $2,838.00
  FOR-1125 Forest Soils 1.00 2.00 2.00 $100.00
  ERT-1177 Commercial Driver License 1.00 8.00 5.00 $4,800.00
OR CM-1107 Forklift & Scissor Lift Certification 2.00 2.00 3.00 $150.00
    Totals 8.00-9.00 14.00-20.00 16.00-18.00 $3,088.00-$7,738.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 12.00 Cost: $2,334.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 10.00 Cost: $659.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Course Hours: 7.00 Lab Hours: 4.00 Cost: $1,588.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Course Hours: 8.00-9.00 Lab Hours: 14.00-20.00 Cost: $3,088.00-$7,738.00

*Estimated course fees does not include additional cost such as housing, meal plan, etc.

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A Career in Heavy Equipment Equals a Solid Foundation

Heavy Equipment ManagementThe Heavy Equipment Management program prepares graduates for occupations in commercial and residential construction and extraction work, highway construction and maintenance work, pipelines, landfills, landscaping, environment al restoration, commercial trucking, and heavy equipment maintenance.

This program also focuses on providing job placement by having several industry partners. Our graduates have gotten jobs in a multitude of industries including: Construction and extraction work, Highway Maintenance, Pipeline, Landfill, State and National Forest Trail Maintenance and Construction, Landscaping, Environmental Restoration, Equipment sales and service, Environmental testing, Consulting, Equipment rentals, Equipment transportation, Site development, and Agricultural land clearing and drainage.

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Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

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Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Technical Study in Heavy Equipment Management:

  • Identify safety matters involved with Heavy Equipment and Construction sites, maintain and wear all personal protective safety equipment.
  • Perform pre-start inspections and shut down procedures.
  • Read blueprints, topographical maps, operate laser / optical leveling devices, and calculate slope percentages.
  • Digitally display, store, and retrieve data.
  • Perform basic welding functions, basic hydraulic system analysis and mechanical repairs as needed.
  • Calculate slope ratios, percentages, grade and elevation, and material volume.
  • Operates heavy equipment efficiently, responsibly, and safely, including loading and transportation.
  • Practice land management principles such as positive drainage, fertilization, water quality, and soil pH.
  • Maintenance, on state and national forest trails, work on a variety of construction projects (private and public).

Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2016 - 2017 39%
2015 - 2016 48%
2014 - 2015 44%

2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Retention Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Retention Rate: N/A

2014 - 2015 Retention Rate: N/A

2013 - 2014 Retention Rate: N/A

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:

  • Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio: 

    All graduates of the program
    _________________________________________________________________
    All students with the program in their history of programs of study

  • For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
  • A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
  • A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework.  Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
Academic Year Graduation Rate
2016 - 2017 23.26%
2015 - 2016 30%
2014 - 2-15 17.89%

2017 - 2018 Graduation Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Graduation Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Graduation Rate: N/A

 

2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Employment Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Employment Rate: N/A

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