Heavy Equipment Operator (HEOP)



301A Construction Equipment Operator IA - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 and Mathematics 46, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5 and M40.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course familiarizes apprentices with the heavy equipment operator (HEO) trade. There is an emphasis on safety training relevant to working around equipment and others. Course participation includes opportunities to apply knowledge and develop skills in the operation of track-type equipment including bulldozers backhoes, paving machines and trenching equipment. Basic project procedures are introduced. (FT) AA/AS.

301B Construction Equipment Operator IB - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Heavy Equipment Operator 301A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course introduces the apprentice to soils. Basic project procedures are introduced. Course components offer the opportunity to apply knowledge and develop skills in the operation of dump trucks and tractors. Site-preparation, set-up and grade checking skills are also developed. (FT) AA/AS.

302A Construction Equipment Operator IIA - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Heavy Equipment Operator 301B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course provides an overview of earth moving operations including clearing and grubbing, excavation, embankment construction, and backfilling and compaction. Safety training relevant to working with scrapers, bulldozers, front-end loaders and backhoes is emphasized. Students apply knowledge and develop skills in the use of rubber tire type earth moving equipment including scrapers and bulldozers. Project procedures and related math concepts are introduced and reinforced. (FT) AA/AS.

302B Construction Equipment Operator IIB - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Heavy Equipment Operator 302A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course builds on the apprentice's basic knowledge of earth moving operations. Students apply knowledge and develop skills in the operation of rubber tire type earth moving equipment including front-end loaders and backhoes. Safety training relevant to working around equipment and other workers is reinforced. Soil characteristics and standards for working with soils and aggregates are introduced. Students learn to follow contract plans and properly grade a construction site. Project procedures and related math concepts are introduced and reinforced. (FT) AA/AS.

303A Construction Equipment Operator IIIA - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Heavy Equipment Operator 302B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course reinforces and further develops basic project procedures. Students apply knowledge and develop skills necessary to leadership role of the finish operator and the operation of telescoping excavators. Advanced safety training relevant to working around equipment and other workers is emphasized. Relevant math concepts and safety procedures are developed. (FT) AA/AS.

303B Construction Equipment Operator IIIB - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Heavy Equipment Operator 303A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course reinforces and further develops the student's understanding of basic project procedures. Crusher operations and grade setting and checking skills are developed. Safety training relevant to working around equipment and other workers is emphasized. Relevant math content and topics related to soil such as backfilling, stabilization, erosion, geotextiles, and moisture and density tests are developed. (FT) AA/AS.