The Heavy Equipment Operator (Bulldozer) training course is offered online, so students can learn at their own pace, on their own schedule, using a self-paced, online, and interactive learning approach. After each lesson, participants must take a quiz and score 80% or greater. Upon completing the online portion, students may then complete the lab portion of the course at any of the 24 community colleges around the state.
The operator will learn equipment applications, attachments, operating controls, preventive maintenance requirements, and basic operating techniques through online, self-paced coursework and hands-on lab training. This course is designed for students interested in a career in construction, heavy equipment, and earthmoving equipment operations. Operators of all skill levels will learn the concepts, objectives, and safety practices required to operate a bulldozer in construction zone settings. This course teaches you about safety, machine controls, maintenance, inspection, and operating procedures. For experienced dozer operators, it’s a handy tool to refresh their knowledge. Operators learn about issues related to road and highway construction.
After completing the course, participants get 16 hours of hands-on equipment operation training. Upon successfully completing both online and hands-on portions of the course, a participant will receive an ACCS credential. This credential may be applied toward credit courses at their local community college.