Mark Payne, Program Coordinator
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This program will provide you with the hands-on skills and expert training required by heavy equipment operators for the light construction and heavy highway industries. Instruction is provided in heavy equipment operations theory, as well as grades, soils, blueprint reading, safety, and supervision.
You will spend approximately 25 percent of your lab time operating real, industry-standard equipment; the balance of the lab time is spent on equipment inspection, maintenance, grades, lot layout, operation support, and estimating.
Programs leading to an AOS degree are hands on and do not include liberal arts and sciences courses. Offered at the School of Applied Technology Campus in Wellsville, heavy equipment operations is geared toward a person who would like to enter the heavy equipment operation industry following graduation.
Alfred State heavy equipment operations graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program. Graduates who have credit for freshman composition, statistics, literature, history, and speech may complete the BBA program in two additional years; others may complete the BBA program in two-and-one-half years.
Employment and continuing education rate: 100 percent – 87 percent are employed; 13 percent continued their education.
Students will be accepted for the heavy equipment operations program based on the strength of their application. Criteria for consideration will include high school average, regents exam scores (if a New York State student), grades in related course work, results of standardized tests (if available), and additional information provided through letters of recommendation, a personal essay indicating career goals, and a resume.
Applicants in the heavy equipment operations program must meet the following physical requirements:
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
|BLCT||1053||Safety & Ident of Hvy Equip||3|
|BLCT||1044||Blueprint Reading & Grades-Par||4|
|BLCT||1016||Operations - Part I||6|
|BLCT||1043||Introduction to Earth Moving||3|
|BLCT||1052||Soils - Part I||2|
|BLCT||2023||Equipment Safety - Part II||3|
|BLCT||2034||Grades & Blueprint Reading II||4|
|BLCT||2033||Equip Preventive Maintenance||3|
|BLCT||2036||Operations Part II||6|
|BLCT||2092||Soils Part II||2|
|BLCT||3003||Advanced Equipment Safety||3|
|BLCT||3002||Blueprint Reading Part III||2|
|BLCT||3005||Operations Part III||5|
|BLCT||3013||Paving Part I||3|
|BLCT||3012||Soils - Part III||2|
|BLCT||3023||Supervision Part I||3|
|BLCT||4002||Below Grade Const(Hvy Highway)||2|
|BLCT||4012||Earth Moving (Hvy Highway)||2|
|BLCT||4032||Finishing & Grading||2|
|BLCT||4004||Operations Part IV||4|
|BLCT||4003||Paving Part II||3|
|BLCT||4013||Supervision Part II||3|
A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average.