Heavy Equipment & Site Construction introduces students to all aspects of preparing a site for building. Students will learn to read blueprints, survey and stake out a project, grade the land, put in sanitary sewers, storm sewers and water lines. Students learn how to cut sub-grade for roads and curbs, how to put in electric crossovers and finish grading to complete the project.
- Heavy Equipment Operator
- Construction Worker
- Site Manager
- Operation Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Equipment Transport
- Site Inspector
Some careers noted require additional education
- Read and Understand Site Plans
- Read and Understand Grade Stakes
- Recognize Soil Types
- Understand Soil Compaction
- Set Up, Use Grade Checking Equipment
- Operate Dozer, Loader, Track Hoe
- Operate Compactor, Backhoe Loader
- Operate Skid Steer
- Operate GPS Equipment
The Heavy Equipment & Site Construction program is certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. A $3,000 Tech Prep Scholarship through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium to Sinclair Community College is available to students who meet the eligibility requirements.
Internships, job placement:
Seniors may be eligible for early job placement during the second half of the school year. Criteria for placement include instructor recommendation, grade point average and attendance.
Career Technical Student Organization:
Heavy Equipment students participate in SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.