Students in the Residential Construction/Heavy Equipment program prepare for entry-level employment or further education. They rotate through three key areas: general construction techniques and tools, preventive equipment maintenance and equipment operation. Students learn through a standardized craft training program developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
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.