This course is an introduction to different types of plans and how they represent finished grades of buildings. This course will present the parts of blueprints in detail including symbols, the title block, and grid lines. Students will be introduced to site plans and the concept of preparing graded surfaces using heavy equipment. Identification of construction stakes and interpretation of marks on each type of stake will be covered. The process for grading slopes will also be discussed.
Provides a broad introduction to the processes of
planning and executing earth moving activities on various types of construction
projects. Explains the uses of heavy
equipment such as bulldozers, scrapers, excavators, and loaders.
This course includes the processing and preparation
of asphalt and concrete, including quarrying, crushing, screening, and
testing. The operation of concrete
plants, hot mix asphalt plants, and pug mills is also explained. Students will be prepared for MSHA (Mine
Safety Health Administration) certification.
This course addresses problems associated with bridged areas and breakthroughs, as well as soil stabilization. It presents the proper use of geo-textile materials. Students will review soil compaction requirements, specific procedures for running moisture-density tests and methods of fixing compaction problems.
This course presents the use, safe operation, and maintenance of excavators, trucks, and trailers. Students will explain and demonstrate the use of excavators in ditching, grading, and slope-finishing operations, describing various operating techniques. The course describes the types of trucks used in highway/heavy construction including rigid frame trucks, such as dump trucks, transit-mix trucks, and tractor trailer trucks. The trailers discussed include bulk haulers and flatbed trailers.
This course teaches advanced safety techniques and requirements for heavy equipment operators and emphasizes organizing and conducting safety meetings. Discussions include OSHA hazardous material requirements and safe operation of equipment. Course topics also include safety reporting, inspections and investigations.
This course covers the equipment and supplies required to perform structural work. Discussions include the following topics: bridge types and materials, bridge substructures, bridge superstructures, structural concrete, and structural steel. Reading and interpreting site plans will also be reinforced.
This course describes basic soil classification methods, details factors affecting classification, and presents soil density and compaction requirements. Also includes the requirements for handling and combining different types of materials.
This course presents safety requirements for operating heavy equipment, activities of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration relative to OSHA inspections and reporting requirements, and use of protective gear. This course will prepare students for the OSHA 10 hour certification exam.