Residential Construction/Heavy Equipment

Schoharie Campus

Opportunities abound for experienced construction professionals and equipment operators.

Students in this program 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).

Students also learn how to operate and maintain backhoes, skid steers and excavators. 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, they may continue their education through the Commercial Construction/Heavy Equipment program or enter the workforce, apprenticeship programs or college.

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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 or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school