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Construction Equipment Technology
Construction Equipment Technology  introduces students to a wide variety of skills necessary for the operation of equipment in the construction services industry.  During the school year, students work on community projects using heavy equipment, and learn basic masonry, plumbing, roofing, landscaping, surveying and site layout skills.  Construction equipment operators work in nearly all weather conditions. Workers often get dirty, greasy, muddy, or dusty. The vast majority of operators work full time, and some operators have irregular hours. Some construction projects, especially road building, are done at night.
 Students will learn to 
  • drive, maneuver, or control the heavy machinery 
  • prepare building sites
  • use equipment and techniques involved in masonry, concrete, and survey work. 


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Potential Careers
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Surveying
  • Landscaping/Turf Management
  • Masonry/Concrete Installer
Industry Certifications
OSHA 10 Hour Safety Card
Forklift Operations Certificate
National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) - CORE, Masonry, and Heavy Equipment Operations 
Career Technical Student Organization 
College Credit Options
Vantage Career Center has partnered with Northwest State Community College to offer courses both online and in our building. These are part of College Credit Plus. Students can also opt to attend local campuses to meet academic requirements. Contact Student Services for more information.  
Career Pathways
A Career Pathway is a collective look at education and training, wage and outlook information for related occupations.  The Vantage Construction Equipment Technology program can be part of the Career Pathways listed below. Whether a student is interested in going to college, getting a certificate or working right after high school, career pathways can be customized for any ambition or plan.  
These career pathways were developed around Ohio’s in-demand occupations, according to the July 2015 In-Demand Occupations. Secondary and post-secondary courses reflect career-tech programs approved by the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Board of Regents. For additional career planning resources, visit
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Contact Us
Please contact any of the individuals listed below to get more information about the program. 
Chris Miles
Miles, Chris
Construction Equipment Technology Instructor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2135
Ted Verhoff
Verhoff, Ted
Career Tech Supervisor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2161
Deb Richardson
Richardson, Deb
Instructional Aide
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2061
Tonya Temple
Temple, Tonya
Student Services Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2160
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Address: 818 N Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891  |  Phone: (419) 238-5411
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