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Construction Trades: Construction Worker Training for Cranes/Rigging Equipment

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Construction Worker Training for Cranes/Rigging Equipment program is designed to train construction workers in safety policies and procedures related to construction and maintenance work. Training includes introductory courses in the areas of hoisting equipment operations, including theoretical and practical knowledge and information on the best practices of mobile and overhead crane operation, rigging and hand signaling.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2018 Spring
Admission criteria

Formal application and admission to the program is required through the Maricopa County Risk Management Office or Liberty Crane & Rigging Consultants.

Academic Plan: 
Construction Trades: Construction Worker Training for Cranes/Rigging Equipment (CER)

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ABC/MEC119Basic Safety1
ABC/MEC/PNT120Basic Calculations for Construction1.5
HEO101Introduction to Heavy Equipment Operations1
HEO111Qualifying Rigger and Signalperson Practices1.5
HEO202Crane Operation and Safety Training6
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
All students should select two (2) credits from the following courses, following consultation with the Program Director:
ABC/MEC/PNT121Introduction to Hand and Power Tools1
ABC/HEO/MEC122Rigging Safety and Equipment1
HEO/MEC/PNT123Introduction to Blueprints1
HEO115Aerial Lift Truck Operation and Safety1
HEO/PPT117Forklift Operations1
TDR102Construction Soft Skills I: Workplace Skills1
  • Discuss safety including personal protection, job site safety and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations related to heavy equipment operations and general maintenance including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards for sling selection, inspection and use. (ABC/MEC119, HEO101, HEO111, HEO202)
  • Discuss soil properties, characteristics, classifications, density, compaction, and calculations related to heavy equipment operations, and general maintenance including pre-lift and set-up of work site requirements, hazards to be addressed, and use of outriggers. (ABC/MEC/PNT120, HEO202)
  • Demonstrate basic heavy equipment operations including inspection of common rigging hardware. (HEO101, HEO111)
  • Demonstrate hand signals, describe multiple person signal procedures, and identify various methods of on-the-job communication. (HEO111)
  • Identify various types of mobile cranes, tractor-trailer parts and controls and demonstrate safe operation, maintenance/fueling requirements in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. (HEO202)
  • Use operating manuals and load charts to practice the use of slings, inspection techniques, rejection criteria, hitch configurations, and load handling safety practices. (HEO111, HEO202)
  • Calculate sling stress, load/block loading, center of gravity and weight by shape, and lifting capacities including main boom, jibs and boom extensions. (HEO111, HEO202)
  • Demonstrate the governing principles and their effects involved in the operation of mobile cranes including the area of safe operation. (HEO202)
  • Review the information and requirements needed to obtain certifications from The National Center for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). (HEO202)

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