NCCER Heavy/Highway Construction Trainee Guide, 1st edition

NCCER Heavy/Highway Construction Trainee Guide, 1st edition

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This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Introduction to the Trade, Trucks, Heavy Equipment, Cranes, Below-Grade Construction, Earthmoving, Plant Operations, Paving and Structures.

Table of Contents

(Total Level Hours: 170) 

36101-01 Introduction to the Trade (15 Hours)

Introduces the trainee to the highway/heavy construction trade, including pride, challenges, and career path. Also describes trade safety and traffic control. Identifies quality requirements for the field. Explains common tools used in the trade along with trade math and surveying basics.

36102-01 Trucks (7.5 Hours)

Describes the types of trucks used in highway/heavy construction including rigid frame trucks, such as dump trucks and transit-mix trucks, and tractor trailer trucks. Discusses bulk haulers and flatbed trailers. Covers truck controls and components, preventive maintenance and operation, and required licensing.

36103-01 Heavy Equipment (15 Hours)

Provides descriptions and operational procedures for many types of heavy equipment, including compaction equipment, loaders, backhoe loaders, scrapers, bulldozers, excavators, motor graders, and skid steer loaders.

36104-01 Cranes (7.5 Hours)

Explains the types of cranes and forklifts used in highway/ heavy construction. Discusses crane terminology, safety, and operations. Covers crane handbooks and records.  Addresses forklift assemblies, controls, safety, operations, and maintenance.

36105-01 Below-Grade Construction (12.5 Hours)

Discusses the below-grade construction processes that are necessary to perform highway/heavy construction. Covers excavation support systems, excavation safety, underground piping materials and fittings, joining methods for underground pipe, box culverts, and catch basins.

36106-01 Earthmoving (12.5 Hours)

Describes the necessary procedures for preparing ground for highway/heavy construction.  Explains soil basics, including terminology, identification, and classification. Addresses earthmoving operations, such as laying out slopes and grades, site excavation, and hauling, along with methods of stabilizing soils. 

36107-01 Plant Operations (7.5 Hours)

Discusses the processing and preparation of asphalt and concrete, including quarrying, crushing, screening, and testing. Explains the operation of concrete plants, hot mix asphalt plants, and pug mills.

36108-01 Paving (7.5 Hours)

Explains how to perform hot mix asphalt paving and concrete paving. Provides descriptions for asphalt pavers and all equipment required to perform paving. Discusses concrete paving equipment such as concrete pavers, slip-form pavers, and texture/curing machines.

36109-01 Structures (12.5 Hours)

Covers the equipment and supplies required to perform structural work. Discusses bridge types and materials, bridge substructures, and bridge superstructures. Addresses structural concrete and structural steel.

Step by Step

  • Starting your journey
  •  These study materials are designed to enable self-study for written assessments. Training courses using these materials are also available for Journeyman and in-person performance assessments at designated testing facilities.

  • Becoming familiar with course material.
  •  Start small or start big, at Brown Technical we have the study material you need, from individual courses, full kits as well as related reference material to help you along.  Click here to learn more about the certification process.

  • Setting aside time
  •  Each course will have an anticipated time the course will take, make sure to set aside time for study and review of all material.

  • Testing and Courses
  •  With every purchase you will receive a list of available testing centers to sign up for the written assessment when you are ready. Also available here.

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