Construction, Machinery Operator Pathway Overview

The Construction Machinery Operator program is a four (4) course instructional Pathway designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to begin a career as a heavy equipment operator. The Delaware Department of Labor has identified this career field as “high demand,” and students may enter the construction industry immediately following high school or after obtaining a college degree. The program includes both virtual and real seat time operating a skid-steer, backhoe, excavator, bulldozer, and forklift. Other topics include OSHA Construction Safety, ATSSA Flagger Certification, hand and power tool use, print reading, and grading/earth moving. The training in this unique Pathway will take place at both the high school and Delaware Tech’s Middletown Training Center. Students will earn high school credit, up to nine (9) Delaware Tech advanced standing college credits, OSHA and ATSSA Certifications, and the option for advanced standing in the State of Delaware Registered Apprenticeship Program.