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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Heavy Equipment Operator Technician

Certificate of Achievement in Heavy Equipment Operator Technician

Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Program
Bruce Enyeart, Advisor (530) 895-2418
Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
The Butte College Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Certificate program is a one-year Certificate of Achievement program. An exciting, hands-on approach is used to introduce students to a wide range of skills for classroom laboratory work to closely reflect field experiences. Construction equipment operation requires good hand-eye coordination and demands attention to details like timelines, precision driving, coordination of multiple operations, and following plan directions. Development of problem solving skills and safe and cooperative work habits is emphasized.

Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete the Heavy Equipment Operator Technician program requirements will have the operation, repair and diagnostic skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment. Each year, the demand for qualified operators and maintenance technicians increases. Our partners include Operating Engineers Local 3, CalTrans, CDF, local and statewide contractors, and agriculture companies. Most jobs are obtained with smaller contractors. Jobs are also available in production agriculture, land leveling, orchard removal, and with other agricultural employers.

Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Heavy Equipment Operator Technician:

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.

Certificate of Achievement in Heavy Equipment Operator Technician 31 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Explain the principles of operation and maintenance required to operate and support modern agricultural and industrial powered equipment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and correctly maintain and operate a range of agricultural and industrial powered equipment.
  • Evaluate career opportunities, prospective employers, and skills necessary to achieve employment.
Required courses for the certificate:
AET 35 Heavy Equipment Methods Has corequisite(s)3
AET 36 Heavy Equipment Operation Has corequisite(s)6

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