• Heavy Equipment

    Repair & Operation

    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.

    Program Content

    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


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

    Toni Kazanivsky
    Teacher Assistant



    All 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.

    Potential Careers

    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