Construction Equipment Operation
The Construction Equipment Operation program prepares students to become entry-level equipment operators. Students receive the hands-on training needed to operate construction equipment and machines used for earth and materials moving. They will work with wheel loaders, skid steer loaders, dump trucks, flatbed transport trailers, compact excavators, backhoes, and track machines. Students will also learn about pre-operational inspection, personal protective equipment, job site safety practices, blueprint reading, construction site preparation, and equipment maintenance.
Students train and test to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Our instructors are trained and state certified to teach the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration standards for tractor-trailer drivers and are Third Party Commercial License Testers for the State of Iowa. Federal and state laws require intrastate drivers must be at least 18 years of age.
Experience and Training
The Construction Equipment Operation program provides an eight-week Workplace Experience. This allows students to gain real-work experience at a job site and ensures they develop the skills they need to succeed on the job.
This program transitions nicely into other construction related programs, including Sustainable Construction and Design and Civil and Construction Engineering Technology. For more information, contact a program advisor.
Butler Hall 131
Regional Transportation Training Center
Butler Hall 131A