Heavy Equipment

Training in heavy equipment operation opens the door for many varied career options. Students will cross-train on many different pieces of equipment and get practical, hands-on experience on our 100-acre training site. Upon graduation, students will be ready for entry-level employment or further education.

Heavy Machine operation

This is a two year program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to earn up to four credits per year in CTE or a combination of CTE and integrated academic credit for career and financial management, math and science.

This course is also open to adult students, however high school students are given first priority for enrollment.

Sample units of study include safety and controls for equipment, basic surveying, basic and advanced equipment maintenance, performance testing, and service department operations.

Heavy Machine operation

Career opportunities include highway maintenance department, forklift operator, farm equipment operator, landscaping, truck/bus driver, quarry employee, and equipment repair.

We have an articulation agreement with Alfred State College. Students can earn the two-year National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification. Students can also earn Occupational Safety and Health Association (OHSA) 10-hour construction safety training and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certifications.

BOCES students also have the opportunity to earn up to 20 credits towards a two-year, AOS Business Degree at Jefferson Community College. Click here to learn more.

Click here to download the program brochure

Instructor at the Bohlen Technical Center:

Scott Sellers ssellers@boces.com

Instructor at the Sackett Technical Center/Lewis County JCC Center

Denny Peebles dpeebles@boces.com