Become part of an industry that continually shapes and changes our physical environment. Imagine operating a piece of heavy equipment working with a crew to build a roadway, lay pipe for your city, or demolish a building to make way for something new. Gain the knowledge and skills to become that operator by attending the Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance Program.
Train under knowledgeable faculty to operate dozers, excavators, motor graders, loaders, skid steer, backhoes, haul trucks and more in our 360 acre operation’s site better known as the “sandbox”. Learn by working hands on how to maintain and repair heavy equipment in our up-to-date shop facility. This unique four semester program accepts new students to begin training in June, August and December. Employment opportunities exist nationwide in various areas of the construction industry including highway construction, underground utilities, pipelines and oil fields, mining,
flood control, demolition, mining, logging and with state and local governments.
Corey’s heavy construction career began in 1994 as an entry level equipment operator for Strata Corporation, a heavy/highway, aggregate production company established in 1910, located in Grand Forks, ND. The equipment operator position led to operating heavy equipment in earthwork, concrete, asphalt, underground, electrical, and landscaping operations. Corey was eventually promoted to Earthwork Superintendent with Strata Corporation and has performed on contracts up to $40 million. In 2008 Corey became an instructor with CLC’s Heavy equipment program continuing to operate heavy equipment part time for Strata Corporation. In May, 2011 Corey became unlimited full-time faculty with Central Lakes College.
He is a certified OSHA construction outreach trainer, MNDOT aggregate production instructor, and Minnesota Department of Public Safety 3rd party CDL tester. He holds certifications for MNDOT Aggregate Production, Grading & Base I & II, Plan Reading, Erosion Control, Hazardous Materials Technician, and a current Class A CDL with doubles/triples, tanker, and hazardous material endorsements.
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