Heavy Equipment Operations & Basic Maintenance

This course provides both theory and hands-on field training, preparing students with both the knowledge and basic skills that are crucial for safe operation of equipment and to gain entry-level employment in the construction industry.

  • Along with building the fundamentals of operating equipment, students will learn how to properly pre-start and diagnose equipment failure, as well as earth moving operations and how to calculate what is being shaped on the job-site with the use of pad lasers, auto levels, blueprint reading and excavation math.
  • Students will have the opportunity to operate backhoes, skid steers, track loaders, wheel loaders, excavators, off-road dump trucks, compaction equipment and dozers.
  •  While learning the skills used in the trade, you will also spend time improving your resume and learning what makes a valuable employee. With support from many of the contractors in the area, the goal is to provide them with great employees that are ready to make this a career.
  • With the use of the NCCER Curriculum, students will have the opportunity to gain Apprenticeship in Heavy Equipment Operations through our partnership with ABC Keystone Chapter.

10 weeks/400 hours
Mon-Thurs 7 AM-5PM
Tuition: $6750, this includes, books, tools, LCCTC t-shirt, hard hat, safety glasses and ear plugs.

*Supplies needed for class: Work gloves, book bag, highlighter, pen/pencil, a notebook, and a lunch.  Lunch is a half hour. Work boots are required, steel toe/safety toe boots are recommended. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are NOT allowed. Please wear school appropriate shirts and be prepared for the weather. Remember, no smoking on school grounds.

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Instructor Jordan Keller, 717.859.5100 ext. 5174 or jkeller@LancasterCTC.edu

Oct. 1,  2018- Dec.13, 2018
Due to the nature of the training, class dates may be adjusted due to inclement weather conditions.

*PA Criminal and Child Abuse background check are needed before registration. It takes about two weeks to process.
 PA Child Abuse background check 
PA Criminal background check

For information regarding funding options through CareerLink please call (717) 509-5613 or check online at www.jobgateway.pa.gov and get signed up for a Welcome Orientation.

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Financing is available to those who qualify.