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Heavy Equipment

Technical Focus

  • Construction Safety & Crew Leadership

  • Construction Site Preparation

  • Construction Technology – Core & Sustainable Construction

  • Heavy Equipment Operations


Career Opportunities


Entry-Level Careers (with program completion)

  • Backhoe/Mini-Excavator Operator

  • Entry-Level Equipment Operator

  • Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator

  • Entry-Level Machine Operator

Technical Careers (Apprenticeship, Associate’s Degree, Advanced Certification, Experience, etc.)

  • Ashphalt Paving Foreman, Equipment Operator, Laborer

  • Directional Drill Operator/Locator

  • Equipment Coordinator

  • Equipment Maintenance

  • Equipment Operator – Earthwork

  • Equipment Operator – Underground

  • Equipment Superintendent

  • Equipment Technician

  • General Laborer

  • Heavy Machinery Operator

  • Journeyman Operator

  • Loader Operator

  • Mobile Equipment Operator

  • Operators/Drivers/Paving Personnel

  • Railroad Backhoe & Excavator Operator

  • Rock Drill Equipment Operator

  • Substation Equipment Operator

  • Weekend Equipment Handler

Professional Careers (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D., Specialized Training, Experience, etc.)

  • Architect

  • Civil Engineer

  • Construction Manager

  • Drafting/Designing Equipment Engineer

  • Operating Engineer

  • Project Manager

  • Self-Employed Contractor

  • Surveyor

Industry Credentials

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

  • NCCER Core

  • NCCER Level 1

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • 10-Hour Training

OSHA Forklift

  • Industrial


Meet The Instructor


Daniel Dailey

Heavy Equipment Instructor
740.373.2766 x6200
Husband, father, grandfather. Past member of the Federal Hocking Local Schools, Board of Education 12 years. Presented with Ohio School Boards Award of Achievement. 25 Years of combined teaching in Heavy Equipment between Hocking College and the Washington County Career Center
Professional Credentials
Hobbies & Interesting Facts
Raised on the family's dairy farm. Have owned the family farm since 1984. Have farmed on my own since 1980. Enjoy working on muscle cars, tractors, etc. Ancestors settled in the Ohio Territory prior to 1797. Ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Family members fought in the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan
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