Class Descriptions

Listing of all HEO classes offered, refer to the Program Planning Guide or discuss with an advisor requirements for credentials.

HEO-111 -- Heavy Equipment Operations I

This course covers the beginning processes of heavy equipment operations. Topics include heavy equipment operator employment options, heavy equipment safety, identification of heavy equipment, equipment systems and maintenance, and basic operational techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of heavy equipment operations utilized in the construction field.

HEO-112 -- Heavy Equipment Operations II

This course provides instruction regarding advanced operations of various construction equipment. Topics include purpose, function, design features, controls, manipulation, limitations, and safe operation of popular mobile heavy equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate advanced operations of various heavy equipment found in the construction field.

HEO-113 -- Grades and Drawings

This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to interpret construction drawings, civil blueprints, and grades. Topics include basic terms for construction drawings, dimensions, setting grades, interpreting grade stakes, reading site plans, safety, and legal issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general knowledge of civil blueprints, construction drawings and the theory behind finish grade selection.

HEO-192A -- Selected Topics in Heavy Equipment

This course provides an opportunity to explore areas of current interest in the specific program or discipline areas. Emphasis is placed on subject matter appropriate to the program or discipline. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the specific area of study. This course provides an opportunity to explore areas of current interest in the specific program or discipline areas. Emphasis is placed on subject matter appropriate to the program or discipline. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the specific area of study.