Heavy Equipment Operator

HCVO 1000 Introduction to Construction
An introduction to the construction industry including information and practice concerning basic safety, construction math, the safe operation of hand and power tools. Students are also introduced to basic blueprints and communication skills.
PREREQUISITES:
Complete all appropriate entrance placement tests and campus registration requirements.

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 2 Clock Hours 45

HCVO 1010 Construction Safety
Meets OSHA’s requirements for a 10-hour construction industry training program. This 10-hour course provides employees with best practices for some of the most common and hazardous situations on the job site. Designed for all employees on the job site.
PREREQUISITES:none

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credit Hours 3 Clock Hours 75

HCVO 1011 Forklifts (Certification)
Covers the different types of forklifts and their applications on construction sites. Includes instructions for lifting, transporting, and placing various types of loads. Describes the duties and responsibilities of operators, as well as safety rules, and operator preventive maintenance duties.
PREREQUISITES:none

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 1 Clock Hours 45

JOBS 2450 Job Seeking Skills
This course is required of all Technical Diploma and Associate Degree students and should be taken during their last semester of enrollment prior to completion of diploma/degree requirements. 
PREREQUISITES: ORNT 1000

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 0 Total Credit Hours 2 Clock Hours 30

HCVO 1110 Heavy Equipment Orientation and Safety
Provides a comprehensive overview of heavy equipment uses, operator responsibilities, career opportunities, and safety principles associated with the operation of heavy equipment. Students are introduced to safety guidelines for the operation, maintenance, and transportation of heavy equipment.
PREREQUISITES: 
Complete all appropriate entrance placement tests and campus registration requirements.

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 1 Clock Hours 45

HCVO 1111 Basic Operational Techniques
Provides an overview of basic heavy equipment, along with their different models, applications, and common attachments. Basic instruction for the safe operation and preventive maintenance on each type of equipment, including proper mounting, startup procedures, and basic movements of the machine and its attachments.
PREREQUISITES:none

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 1 Clock Hours 45

HCVO 1120 Grades Part 1
Introduces the concepts of elevations and grading, the use and interpretation of grade stakes, and the basic process of grading construction sites, distance measuring, and finish grades.
PREREQUISITES:none

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 1 Clock Hours 30

HCVO 1121 Grades Part 2
Identifies proper methods for setting grades, interpreting grade stakes, and reading site plans to ensure that earthmoving work meets specifications. Covers formulas and methods used to compute cut and fill requirement on a job, and illustrates techniques used to quickly estimate excavations.
PREREQUISITES:none

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 2 Total Credit Hours 2 Clock Hours 60

HCVO 1130 Introduction to Earth Moving
Summarizes the earthmoving process, including the heavy equipment operator’s role in ensuring an efficient and profitable operation. Explains the use of dozers, scrapers, loaders, excavators, and trucks in the earth moving process.
PREREQUISITES: none

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 2 Clock Hours 45

HCVO 1131 Dump Truck
Covers detailed operation of on-road and off-road dump trucks used in the construction industry. Describes the duties and responsibilities of operators, safety rules, and operator preventive maintenance duties.
PREREQUISITES: none

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 1 Clock Hours 30

HCVO 1200 Tractors
Covers operation of utility tractors and heavy-duty articulated tractors as used in the construction industry. Contains detailed operation and operator maintenance instructions, including duties and responsibilities of the operator, safety rules for operation, attachment of implements, and preventive maintenance procedures performed by the operator.
PREREQUISITES: none

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 1 Clock Hours 30

HCVO 1210 Rollers
Covers operation of the various machines used to compact soil, as well as soil classifications and compaction. Describes the duties and responsibilities of operators, safety rules, and operator preventive maintenance duties. Explains how to read site plans to obtain cut and fill information. Also identifies safety and legal issues that are of concern for heavy equipment operators such as underground utilities and property lines.
PREREQUISITES: None 

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 1 Clock Hours 45

HCVO 1220 Scrapers
Describes the duties and responsibilities of operators, as well as safety rules, and operator preventive maintenance duties. Covers scraper techniques and emphasizes scraper safety.
PREREQUISITES: None 

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 1 Clock Hours 30

HCVO 1230 Loaders
Covers the various uses of wheel and track loaders, as well as operator maintenance, loader safety, and operating procedures. Contains procedures for using the loader in loading, grading, excavation, and demolition work.
PREREQUISITES: None 

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 1 Clock Hours 30

HEOP 1310 Heavy Equipment Operations 1
This course includes actual driving practice and operation practice of heavy equipment by students. This course will focus on tractor and dump truck operations.
PREREQUISITES: None 

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 2 Total Credit Hours 2 Clock Hours 90

HEOP 1320 Heavy Equipment Operations 2
This course includes actual driving practice and operation practice of heavy equipment by students. This course will focus on loaders and dozers.
PREREQUISITES: None 

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credit Hours 135 Clock Hours 135

HEOP 1330 Heavy Equipment Operations 3
This course includes actual driving practice and operation practice of heavy equipment by students. This course will focus on backhoes and excavators.
PREREQUISITES: None 

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credit Hours 3 Clock Hours 135

HCVO 2991 Special Projects 1
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 1 Clock Hours 30

HCVO 2993 Special Projects 2
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 2 Total Credit Horus 2 Clock Hours 60

HCVO 2995 Special Projects 3
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credit Hours 3 Clock Hours 90

HCVO 2996 Special Projects 4
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credit Hours 3 Clock Hours 45

HCVO 2998 Special Projects 5
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 0 Total Credit Hours 1 Clock Hours 15