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Heavy Equipment Repair and Operation

Cale Jirinec
E: cj
P: (315) 253-0361 ext. 5622

Suzanne Burnett

P: (315) 253-0361 ext. 5622

For additional information contact your high school guidance counselor.

In the Heavy Equipment Repair & Operation Program, students will learn entry-level skills needed in today’s construction industry. Instruction and experience are provided in shop management, equipment repair and operation, and Class A & B truck driving. Learn to operate and repair loaders, dozers, graders, and backhoes.

Additional information about transit work, road & foundation 
layouts, and measurements are included. Students who demonstrate good mechanical aptitude and like working outside in all types of weather will be successful in this program. A solid background in reading and math work is strongly recommended.


Power & Specialized Tools & Equipment

  • Drills, Grinders & Impact Wrenches
  • Lifting Devices & Equipment
  • Oxyacetylene Torches
  • Stationary & Portable Welders
  Repair & Maintenance
  • Power Trains
  • Engines
  • Hydraulics
  • Brake Systems
  • Track Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  Equipment Operation
  • Skid Steer
  • Graders & Scrapers
  • Excavators
  • Pavers & Rollers
  • Backhoe & Dozer
  • Class A & Class B Truck
  • Crawler & Wheel Loaders
  Site Preparation
  • Develop Site Plans
  • Measure Elevations
  • Transit & Laser Level
  • Highway Design
  Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Effective Business Practices
  • Shop Management
  • Tool Crib Organization
  • Project Layouts
  • Cost Estimating
  Student Organizations
  • Earth Movers of America
  • Skills USA


second-year students will complete a Career and Technical Education Portfolio that exhibits necessary elements for CTE Endorsement and demonstrates competencies in Heavy Equipment Repair and Operation.  

Internship Experiences

Students can participate in an internship experience where they will apply their knowledge while working with professionals in authentic career settings. Students will have an opportunity to dialog with practitioners via guest presentations while developing professional insights and future educational plans.  

Articulation Agreements/College Credit

  • Nashville Auto-Diesel College
  • SUNY Alfred State
  • Ohio Auto-Diesel Technical Institute
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Cayuga Online-Cayuga Community College
  • Integrated Math Credit

Industry Site Visits

Students will have the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field by making industry site visits. This experience provides students with the opportunity to network with area professionals.


With BOCES training:

  • Construction Equipment Mechanic
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Equipment Operator
  • Heavy Equipment Sales/Service
With additional training:
  • Fuel Injection Specialist
  • Electrical System Technician
  • Hydraulics Technician
  • Engineer





Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D.
District Superintendent of Schools

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361

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