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Duration

12 weeks

Tuition

$11,130

  Peterborough

Mar 21-Jun 10

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

Prepare for an exciting, demanding career as a heavy equipment operator. Fleming’s reputation in this field and the hands-on experience you will obtain will help you to stand out from the crowd. In this 12-week program you will learn about the operation and preventative maintenance of heavy construction equipment.

The Heavy Equipment Operator program is all about hands-on learning. You’ll develop the skills you need using bulldozers, rubber-tired loaders, tractor loader backhoes, hydraulic excavators, rock trucks, skid steers and various other construction site equipment. What you will learn in the classroom will focus on the essentials to help you master your operating skills. Courses include personal, work site and equipment safety, earthmoving technology, equipment maintenance, and heavy equipment operating techniques.

What You’ll Learn

  • Safely operate and perform daily maintenance on a variety of heavy equipment according to machinery capability, limitations and specifications, current industry standards, health, safety, and environmental laws, and best practices.
  • Pre- and post-inspect equipment and document findings of heavy equipment to ensure safe operation.
  • Use basic survey techniques to interpret grade elevation for correct grade control and proper earth moving.
  • Assess a work site for possible hazards and risks and report all findings prior to the operation of machinery.
  • Accurately record required information in logs, inspection checks, and other required documentation for machinery and site maintenance.
  • Contribute to a healthy and productive work site by communicating effectively with others including customers to achieve organizational and work goals.
  • Protect self by wearing the correct Personal Protective Equipment according to current safety standards, environmental conditions, and best practices.

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