Trade Skills

CDL And Heavy Equipment Operation And Repair

CDL/Heavy Equipment Operation/Repair programs are trade skills programs which teach you how to operate and repair trucks and heavy equipment used in construction. You will start by being introduced into the trade such as the heavy equipment trade or the trucking industry, how to maintain and inspect your equipment, personal safety measures, first aid and how to apply for a Commercial Driver’s License, which is usually required for operating commercial vehicles, vehicles that transport hazardous materials and vehicles that weigh over 26,000 pounds in gross weight. Afterwards, you will be taught hands-on how to operate a truck or heavy equipment machinery, such as the backhoe, tractor, excavator, bulldozer, front end loader and compactor, as well as how to troubleshoot potential problems.