Construction Equipment Operation

Program Information

The Construction Equipment Operations program will help develop the trainee for an entry-level position in the Equipment operation field. Construction equipment operators use machinery to move construction materials, earth, and other heavy materials at construction sites and mines. They operate equipment that clears and grades land to prepare it for the construction of roads, bridges, and buildings, as well as runways, power generation facilities, dams, levees, and other structures.

Locations of Program:

Poplarville Campus

Program Instructor Contact Information:

Brad Ladner
601.403.1246
bladner@prcc.edu

Your natural abilities

  • Ability to work at heights
  • Hand-eye-foot coordination
  • Mechanical skills
  • Physical stamina/strength

Classroom knowledge

  • Drive and maneuver equipment
  • Coordinate machine actions with crew members using hand or audio signals
  • Clean and maintain equipment, making basic repairs as necessary

Graduation options

  • Career Certificate

Possible careers in this program:

Careers include, but are not limited to, heavy equipment operator.

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