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Heavy Equipment Operation (HEO)

HEO 106  (7 credit hours)  
Motorgrader Operator  

Examines a broad base of skills required to operate heavy equipment with an emphasis on safety. Operation of a Motor-Grader will be learned by students. Lab: 7.0 credits (315 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
HEO 107  (7 credit hours)  
Utility Tractor Loader Operator  

Provides a broad base of skills required to operate heavy equipment with an emphasis on safety. Focuses on job awareness and industry requirements. Permits experience on dump truck and utility tractor loader. Lab: 7.0 credits (210 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
HEO 110  (7 credit hours)  
Power Shovel Backhoe Operator  

Presents a background in the operation, maintenance, and safety considerations for a dump truck and power shovel backhoe. Lab: 7.0 credits (210 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
HEO 111  (7 credit hours)  
Bulldozer Operator  

Presents a background in the operation, maintenance, and safety considerations for a dump truck and bulldozer. Lab: 7.0 credits (210 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
HEO 115  (7 credit hours)  
Hydraulic Excavator Operator  

Covers a broad base of skills required to operate heavy equipment safely. Includes how to operate a hydraulic excavator safely. Lecture: (45 contact hours). Lab: (180 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: HEO 151.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
HEO 125  (3 credit hours)  
Special Problems I  

Reinforces material presented in HEO 150, 200, and 250. Discusses job orientation, blueprint reading, and equipment operation. Pre-requisite Or Lab: 3.0 credits (90 contact hours).

Co-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
HEO 130  (5 credit hours)  
Power Shovel Backhoe Operator  

Identifies and describes the common uses, types, components, instruments, controls, and attachments of backhoes. Presents safety guidelines, prestart inspection procedures, and preventive maintenance requirements. Describes basic startup and operation, and covers common work activities associated with backhoes. Laboratory: 5 credits (150 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
HEO 131  (5 credit hours)  
Bulldozer Operator  

Identifies and describes the common uses, types, and components of bulldozers. Presents safety guidelines, prestart inspection procedures, and preventive maintenance requirements. Describes basic startup and operation, and covers common work activities associated with dozers. Laboratory: 5 credits (150 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
HEO 132  (5 credit hours)  
Utility Tractor Loader Operator  

Covers operation of general utility tractors in the construction industry. Describes duties and responsibilities of the operator, safety rules for operation, the attachment of implements, and basic preventive maintenance practices. Laboratory: 5 credits (150 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
HEO 133  (5 credit hours)  
Motor Grader Loader Operator  

Identifies and describes the common uses and types of motor graders. Presents safety guidelines, prestart inspection procedures, and preventive maintenance requirements. Describes basic startup and operation, and covers common work activities associated with motor graders. Laboratory: 5 credits (150 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
HEO 134  (5 credit hours)  
Hydraulic Excavator Operator  

Identifies and describes the common types, uses, and components of excavators. Presents safety guidelines, prestart inspection procedures, and preventive maintenance requirements. Describes basic startup and operation, and covers common work activities associated with excavators. Laboratory: 5 credits (150 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
HEO 141  (3 credit hours)  
Heavy Equipment Operating I  

Instructs in the operation of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, front-end loaders, graders, and scrapers. Explains techniques of operation such as digging, ditching, sloping, stripping, grading, backfilling, clearing fields, and foundation excavating. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
HEO 151  (6 credit hours)  
Heavy Equipment Operating I  

Instructs students in the operation of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, front end loaders, graders, and scrapers. Explains techniques of operation such as digging, ditching, sloping, stripping, grading, backfilling, clearing fields, and foundation excavating. Lecture: 6.0 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
HEO 201  (6 credit hours)  
Heavy Equipment Operating II  

Reinforces material first presented in HEO 151. Provides intermediate instruction for students in the operation of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, front end loaders, graders, and scrapers. Explains intermediate techniques of operation such as digging, ditching, sloping, stripping, grading, backfilling, clearing fields, and foundation excavating. Lecture: 6.0 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
HEO 211  (3 credit hours)  
Heavy Equipment Operating II  

Reinforces material first presented in HEO 141. Provides intermediate instruction for students in the operation of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, front-end loaders, graders, and scrapers. Practices techniques in digging, ditching, sloping, stripping, grading, backfilling, clearing trees and rubble, and foundation excavating. Demonstrates the proper care and maintenance of equipment. Laboratory: 3 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: HEO 141.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
HEO 215  (1-4 credit hours)  
Heavy Equipment Operations  

Provides students nearing graduation with valuable and expanded experience in Heavy Equipment Operation not allowable by the program's limited resources. Focuses on job awareness in addition to construction requirements. Permits the student to gain experience on industry's latest and largest equipment. Prerequisite: HEO 100 and Consent of Instructor (Students must be enrolled in the HEO program and be at least a second semester student or demonstrate prior experience and skills necessary for safe equipment operation.) Laboratory: 1-4 credits (45-180 contact hours).

Attributes: Course not offered in two years
Components: LAB: Laboratory
HEO 225  (3 credit hours)  
Special Problems II  

Reinforces material presented in HEO 150, 200, and 250. Instructs all facets of project control. Pre-requisite Or Lab: 3.0 credits (90 contact hours).

Co-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
HEO 231  (3 credit hours)  
Heavy Equipment Operating III  

Reinforces material presenting in HEO 211. Provides advanced instruction in the operation of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, front-end loaders, graders, and scrapers. Refines techniques in digging, ditching, sloping, stripping, grading, backfilling, clearing trees and rubble, and foundation excavating. Demonstrates in the proper care and maintenance of equipment. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: HEO 211.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
HEO 251  (6 credit hours)  
Heavy Equipment Operating III  

Reinforces material presented in HEO 151 and 201. Provides advanced instruction for students in the operation of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, front end loaders, graders, and scrapers. Explains advanced techniques of operation such as digging, ditching, sloping, stripping, grading, backfilling, clearing fields, and foundation excavating. Lecture: 6.0 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: DIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture