Heavy Equipment Operation, Maintenance & Repair

Schoharie Campus

Experienced construction professionals and equipment operators are in high demand.

This two-year program is based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum.

Students will learn how to operate and maintain large construction-related equipment. Types of equipment may include backhoes, dozers, front end loaders, and excavators. Students will also learn how to diagnose and repair common issues with diesel engines and heavy machines.

The program enjoys specialized training at corporate sites, as well as instructional opportunities at our education centers, field trip experiences, internships, and job shadowing opportunities. In addition, students will have the opportunity to practice essential skills on our state of the art simulators to further enhance the learning experience, and, beginning in 2023, this program will roll out an extensive drone curriculum through which students will learn about the benefits of drone usage on job sites and in various careers.

Upon graduation, students will have the option to pursue a number of career opportunities.


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Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to diane.ogren@neric.org or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school