The certificates are designed to cover only the major systems in bulldozers, scrapers, loaders, forklifts and other construction equipment.
One certificate provides the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot and repair fuel injection, electrical and electronic systems in construction equipment. The other certificate provides the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot and repair hydraulics, engines and transmissions in construction equipment.
Certificates are normally for the evening classes but may be taken during the daytime.
Most core courses and related courses will transfer to the Construction Equipment Technology diploma and associate degree programs.
Graduates of the certificate programs should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities at businesses that repair construction equipment. Entry and advancement levels depend on the training completed, knowledge and ability levels, work performance and ethics.