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There is always construction somewhere, and Heavy Equipment Operators are needed to keep most projects going. Construction equipment operators drive, maneuver, or control the heavy machinery used to construct roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures. Employment of construction equipment operators is projected to grow 10% until 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Spending on infrastructure should generate many new jobs for construction equipment operators. Workers who can operate multiple types of equipment should have the best job opportunities. The average earnings in Maryland for 2015 were $22.67 per hour, or about $47,160 per year!
Construction equipment operators operate equipment that clears and grades land to prepare it for construction of roads, bridges, and buildings, as well as airport runways, power generation facilities, dams, levees, and other structures. Construction equipment operators work in nearly every weather condition. Workers often get dirty, greasy, muddy, or dusty. Most work full time, and some operators may have irregular hours. Some construction projects, especially road building, are done at night.
Students will learn safety, identification, basic operational techniques. They will be taught the skills and knowledge required to understand the conditions and markings of the job site, and the responsibilities of the heavy equipment operator. They will also be taught how to calculate the areas, volumes, cut, and fill requirements for a job, along with interpreting roadway and construction site drawings.
Once Students have successfully completed the required classes, they will complete the certificate through one of the following pathways*:
*Students can complete more than one pathway without retaking the required courses.
For more information, please contact:
JeanMarie Krygowski, firstname.lastname@example.org
**We can design training for the specific needs of your organization at one of our facilities, or at your location. We are now also a partner with the Maryland WorkSmart program, utilizing the strengths of the Maryland Community College Network. Contact us about what your needs are, and we can develop a training program to support you!**
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