Financial Assistance Available: You can apply for the NOVA Workforce NCCER Heavy Equipment Program Grant. If you qualify you can receive financial assistance covering 100% of the tuition and textbook costs. Learn more and apply.
In this hand-on class, students will learn how to safely operate heavy equipment. They’ll also get instruction in topics such as Civil Blueprint Reading, Soils, and Paving. Key content includes; Basic Safety, Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Basic Communication Skills, and Basic Employability Skills. Upon completing this course, students will obtain these credentials: NCCER CORE Introductory Craft Skills Certificate and VDOT Basic Work Zone Traffic Control Certificate.
CORE INTRODUCTORY CRAFT SKILLS MODULES INCLUDE:
Module 1: Basic Safety
Module 2: Construction Math
Module 3: Hand Tools
Module 4: Power Tools
Module 5: Construction Drawings
Module 6: Basic Communication
Module 7: Employability Skills
Module 8: Material Handling
Module 9: Basic Rigging