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.