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Heavy Equipment Operations Level 3

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Finish Operator

This course contains information about the responsibilities of the finish operator.  The student will learn leadership abilities in relation to organizing and directing workers and operations, how to understand and interpret production requirements and specifications, and how to set up and adjust leveling instruments.

Advanced Safety

This course teaches advances safety techniques and requirements for heavy equipment operators; emphasizes organizing and conducting safety meetings; OSHA hazardous material requirements; safe operation of equipment; describes safety reporting, inspections and investigations.

Telescoping Excavators

Presents information on the operation and maintenance of telescoping excavators; teaches basic operation of equipment and application of knowledge in performing earth work activities such as ditching, placing riprap, and slope finishing; describes safety issues and preventive maintenance activities.

Motor Graders

Introduces concepts and procedures involved in the operation of motor graders; teaches basic daily preventive maintenances, safety checking, and control of the machine; covers main attachment used with motor graders, and the use of motor graders in performing rough grading, ripping, and scarifying operations.


Presents the use, safe operation, and maintenance of excavators; describes various operating techniques; explains and demonstrates the use of excavators in ditching, grading, and slope finishing operations.

Finish and Grading

Describes the use of various types of heavy equipment to finish and trim grades and slopes of roads, pads, ditches, and other structures; specifications used for grading, and procedures for checking the final grade.

Soils, Part 3

Addresses problems associated with bridged areas and breakthroughs, as well as soil stabilization; presents the proper use of geotextile materials, reviews soil compaction requirements, and specific procedures for running moisture-density tests; describes methods of fixing compaction problems.

These classes may not reflect that of all member schools. Please refer to your school's catalogue for a full class schedule.

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