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November 21, 2017

CoSer: 101-3440


Valerie Kelsey
Interim Deputy Director


2017-18 PRICING:
$11,334 per student,
averaged over 5-year period.
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2016-17 PRICING:
$11,167 per student,
averaged over 5-year period.
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Commercial Construction/Heavy Equipment

Experienced construction professionals and equipment operators are in high demand. The Commercial Construction/Heavy Equipment program teaches the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level employment or further education. Students rotate through two key areas: site development and layout, and utilities construction and installation. They learn through standardized craft training programs developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) of the National Association of Home Builders.

Topics of study include workplace safety and management, tools, site development, layout, blueprints and codes, soils, erosion control and stormwater management, structures, utilities, concrete and form construction, rough framing, as well as operation and preventive maintenance of compaction equipment, backhoes, bulldozers and excavators. Students also build communication and employability skills and may earn English 12 credit. Hands-on and classroom learning are reinforced by work-based experiences, field trips, guest speakers and competitions.

Commercial Construction/Heavy Equipment students who pass written and performance exams can earn NCCER and/or HBI certifications, which are recognized nationwide by contractors and employers. After completing the program, they may further their education through the Residential Construction/Heavy Equipment program or enter the workforce, apprenticeship programs, or college.



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