Heavy Equipment Operator/CDL
Heavy Equipment Operator/CDL
Heavy Equipment Operator/CDL provides an introduction to the heavy equipment industry and basic heavy equipment operation. Topics include OSHA construction safety, orientation to the trade, heavy equipment safety, identification of heavy equipment, basic operational techniques, tractors, grades, and introduction to earthmoving. More than half of the students training time will be spent on heavy equipment. Students will then focus on the CDL portion of the program which provides students the opportunity to obtain a Bridgerland Technical College certificate in the CDL industry. Highly skilled, industry-trained instructors will guide students through hands-on and individualized instruction to meet the occupational goals of each student. Topics include preparing for the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles temporary commercial driver license (CDL) learner permit, truck usage, fuel, behind-the-wheel training, and obtaining a Class A CDL license. This program supports the Bridgerland Technical College mission to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and hands-on technical education to the Bear River Region.
- Students will learn basic operational techniques for the various equipment.
- Students will successfully perform and engage in grading and earthmoving practices.
- Students will safely operate heavy equipment such as dump trucks, loaders, excavators, backhoes, and skid steers.
- Students research the heavy equipment industry jobs, develop a current resume, and successfully perform a job interview.
- Students will learn the basics of excavation math.
- Students will learn about different soils and additives used in the construction industry.
- Students will learn to read grade stakes.
- Students will obtain the Class A CDL Learner’s Permit.
- Students will correctly demonstrate how to fill out, complete, and maintain a logbook.
- Students will correctly perform trip planning exercises.
- Students will correctly and safely perform a pre-trip check.
- Students will safely perform all driving activities required to pass a Class A CDL skills test through the Driver’s License Division.
WorkKeys Assessment: WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 3) and Workplace Observation (Level 2). Schedule an appointment here or call (435) 750-3188. Need a review? Enroll directly in Academic Learning.
Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 930 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment.
Individuals must hold a current driver’s license and be at least 18 years old to register. Students must also have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent.
During the first week of training, students will be required to schedule, obtain, and pass a Drug Screen and a DOT physical.
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The first step is to fill out the application for Bridgerland Technical College found below. Choose Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for your Program of Interest. Logan Campus Application
Pre-Enrollment: WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 3) and Workplace Oberservation (Level 2). Schedule an appointment here or call (435) 750-3188. Need a review? Enroll directly in Academic Learning. Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 930 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment. Please email your ACT/SAT scores to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have ACT/SAT scores, schedule your assessment below. Schedule Appointment in Logan Individuals must hold a current driver license and be at least 18 years old to register. Students must also have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent.
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A Little About Bridgerland Technical College
The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies. This hands-on technical education provides occupational education, skills training, and workforce development to support the educational and economic development of the Bear River Region.
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Logan Campus - Main (Office)
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321
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