Heavy Equipment Operation 

& Maintenance

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Industry Recognized Credentials:

OSHA 10 Construction

American Heart Association

Heartsaver First Aid 

Heartsaver CPR 

CDL Learner’s Permit

ACT National Career Readiness  Certificate

Heavy Equipment Operation & Maintenance Instructor

Brian Case


802-334-2556 x4002

Class Overview

Students are exposed to the basic maintenance and operation of construction equipment: Bulldozers, Excavators, Loaders, Backhoes, Dump Trucks, Graders, and Trailers. The main emphasis in the program is on safety and work ethics. Students will also learn the basics of  the 1-800-DIG-SAFE system, OSHA regulations, trench safety, basic first aid, personal protective gear and clothing, hand signals for equipment control, motor carrier safety regulations, the use of  fire extinguishers, basic mechanics, basic welding, the proper use of hand tools, fluids, types of soils, erosion control, contamination considerations, stump and snow removal, reading blueprints, the use of transits, leveling/grading, preventative maintenance, road design, and employment/workplace skills.

Program Advisory Committee

Jeff Hutchins: J. Hutchins, Inc. 

Eddie Gaudreau: J. Hutchins, Inc.

Josh Provost: Champlain Valley Equipment

Jake Merrill: NCCC Alumni, Merrill Machine, Inc.

Paul Tetreault: Get Sno/Track Inc.

Rick Thompson: Jay Peak Ski Resort