BLCT 3005 - Operations Part III, 5 Credits

Prerequisite(s): BLCT 1016 with D or better and BLCT 2036 with D or better

Level: Lower

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. Truck controls and components, preventive maintenance and operation, and required licensing are also covered. This course will continue to reinforce correct operation of backhoes, bulldozers, and front end loaders.