Experienced construction professionals and equipment operators are in high demand.
Students in the Commercial Construction/Heavy Equipment program at CTE learn the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level employment or further education. Students who pass written and performance exams can earn NCCER certifications, which are recognized nationwide by contractors and employers.
The program prepares students for careers as home builders, carpenters assistants, construction equipment operators, forestry equipment operators, equipment maintenance technicians, or lumberyard workers.
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How Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there
The Residential Construction/Heavy Equipment program prepares students for entry-level employment or further education. Students rotate through three key areas: general construction techniques and tools, preventive equipment maintenance and equipment operation. They learn through a standardized craft training program developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
Topics of study include workplace safety and management, tools, blueprints and framing, and operation and maintenance of backhoes, skidsteers and excavators. Students build communication and employability skills and may earn math credit. Work-based experiences, field trips, guest speakers and competitions reinforce hands-on and classroom learning.
Residential Construction/Heavy Equipment students who pass written and performance exams can earn NCCER certifications, which are recognized nationwide by contractors and employers. Upon completion of the program, students may continue their education by taking the Commercial Construction/Heavy Equipment program or enter the workforce, apprenticeship programs or college.
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