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Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate

Median Pay as an Operator
Operator positions by 2024
Semesters until Graduation

Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate

Heavy Equipment Management

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

The Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate provides training and experience in the operation of heavy equipment. In addition, the fundamentals of equipment maintenance and repair are also included.

Various materials used in these industries and the formulas used to calculate the types and amounts needed of these items, as well as the terminology used to communicate efficiently with others in the workplace are also covered.

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.

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Occupational Certificate in Heavy Equipment Management

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 18.0
Lab Hours: 20.0

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 18.0
Lab Hours: 20.0


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
    Totals 9.00 6.00 12.00 $1,852.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  CM-1107 Forklift & Scissor Lift Certification 2.00 2.00 3.00 $150.00
  ERT-1107 Heavy Equipment Maintanence and Repair I 2.00 2.00 3.00 $224.00
  GEO-1102 Introduction to GPS 1.00 2.00 2.00 $175.00
  WELD-1120 Introduction to Welding 0.00 4.00 2.00 $300.00
  GENV-1130 Storm Water Management 0.00 2.00 1.00 $80.00
    Totals 5.00 12.00 11.00 $929.00

  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
    Totals 4.00 4.00 6.00 $1,548.00
Course Hours: 9.00 Lab Hours: 6.00 Cost: $1,852.00

Course Hours: 5.00 Lab Hours: 12.00 Cost: $929.00

Course Hours: 4.00 Lab Hours: 4.00 Cost: $1,548.00

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Heavy Equipment ManagementA Career in Heavy Equipment 
Equals a Solid Foundation

The 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.

Students completing this certificate can work in many fields involving heavy equipment earning solid wages in a growing occupation.


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