Construction Equipment Operation

Construction Equipment Operation Courses

Award: Diploma
Program Start: Summer only
Enrollment Status: Full-time only

The Construction Equipment Operation program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is from the current catalog year, organized in the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student, and is subject to change.

If you are a current student your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. View your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and to search and register for classes.

Program Note

Before the start of classes you must have:

  • a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • a stable work history

During the first week of classes you must complete:

  • a DOT physical examination
  • a DOT drug test with negative results

Semester 1 – Summer
HEQ100 Introduction to Construction Equipment Operation 1
HEQ102 Preoperational Inspection 2
HEQ104 Equipment Maintenance I 2
HEQ105 Skid Steer Operation 3
HEQ106 Compact Excavator Operation 3
HEQ107 Wheel Loader Operation 2

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Total Credits 13
Courses will meet for 12 weeks.
Semester 2 – Fall
CON108 Construction Safety 1
CON131 Site Layout and Blueprint Reading 1
HEQ108 Backhoe Operation 3
HEQ109 All Terrain Lifts Operation 2
HEQ114 Track Equipment Operation 3
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR- 3
ENG105 Composition I -OR- 3
COM730 Communications 3
TDT126 Commercial License Preparation 3
TDT128 Driving Skills Development 3

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Total Credits 19
Semester 3 – Spring
HEQ110 Support Equipment Operation 2
HEQ111 Jobsite Certifications 4
HEQ113 Equipment Maintenance II 3
HEQ905 Workplace Experience 3
TDT100 Interpersonal Relations 2

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Total Credits 14
Courses will meet for the first 8 weeks and Workplace Experience will meet for the last 8 weeks of the semester.

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Dianne Lellig
Butler Hall 104
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Program Advisor

Marty Kroenecke
Regional Transportation Training Center
319-296-2329 ext.1332
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Ray Beets
Butler Hall 104-A
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