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Courses

Introduction to Heavy EquipmentThe course is designed for the first-year apprentice and gives a basic knowledge of various pieces of construction equipment, their primary parts, main lubrication points, controls, proper and safe operational procedures.

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

 

First AidThe American Red Cross Standard Fist Aid and Personal Safety Course is taught by a certified instructor.

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

 

Oxy-Acetylene WeldingNomenclature and safety precautions, proper care and use of oxy-acetylene equipment. Fundamental experience in shop practices and techniques as related to trade practices acquired in lab work.

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

 

Accident Prevention and SafetyThis course is designed to give apprentices an overview of social practices that can lead to their inability to function in a safe manner in the work environment of heavy equipment operator. Includes substance abuse, counseling and safe work habits.

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

 

Electric WeldingTheory and practice of electric arc welding. Majority of time is spent in welding lab practice.

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

 

Fuels and LubricantsIntroduction to basic petroleum refining and the fundamentals of lubrication.  Emphasis is placed on the study of gasoline, diesel fuels and motor oils - with respect to their derivation, make-up and application.

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

 

RiggingThe proper use of rigging tools and materials.  Splicing and knots, wire and manila rope, load capabilities, use of hooks, shackles, thimbles, blocks etc.

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

 

HydraulicsThis course is designed to give the apprentice the basic knowledge of hydraulic systems, a secondary power source.

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

 

Combustion EnginesThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to combustion engines, their components, functions and preventative maintenance.

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

 

Construction SeminarSeminar treatment of heavy construction procedures, blueprint reading, surveying principles, water problems, soil mechanics, paving, batch plant operations and foundations.

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

 

Basic ElectricsSeminar treatment of heavy construction procedures, blueprint reading, surveying principles, water problems, soil mechanics, paving, batch plant operations and foundations.

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

 

Basic Electrics

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

Theories and relationships of electrical science as applied to such equipment as batteries, starter systems, ignition systems, generators, voltage regulators and light systems.

Shop Math

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

Basic Mathematics as applied to the shop and the trade.

Diesel Engines

15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week

The diesel engine cycle, methods of injection, combustion chamber design and engine control with respect to high speed diesel engines.  Performance variable of the various types of diesel engines and those of the industrial gasoline engines including two and four stroke engines.