ERIC Number: ED222748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-23
Reference Count: N/A
Heavy Equipment Operation Curriculum for Grades 11-12.
Gubbins Associates, Hadlyme, CT.
This curriculum for the training of students in grades 11 and 12 is intended to provide a program of instruction in the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment for construction work and farms. It is also suitable for the training of adult learners interested in upgrading their skills or improving their opportunities to enter this labor market. The 21 topics are categorized under 2 major headings. Equipment operation includes these 10 topics: pre-operation procedures, fork truck, crane, crawler tractor, industrial tractor, front loader, backhoe, grader, scraper, and pulled attachments. Truck driving includes these 11 topics: regulations and inspection, shifting, backing and docking (truck alone), maneuvering (truck alone), hooking to trailer, backing and docking (truck-tractor and semi-trailer combination), maneuvering (truck-tractor and semi-trailer), parking, loading and securing load, and over-the-road. For each topic some or all of this information is provided: objective, equipment needed, special preparation, student action, performance check, needed resources, and caution (remarks concerning safety). (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Gubbins Associates, Hadlyme, CT.