College to Host Precision Heavy-Equipment Course

Published 03.31.2009

Workforce Development

"Precision Heavy Equipment Operational Efficiency," a course provided through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology, will be offered April 3 and May 22 at the college's Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood.

The four-hour noncredit course will be offered on both days from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 159 of the Earth Science Center. The cost is $125.

Due to ever-rising fuel costs and a host of environmental issues, getting everything from personnel as well as equipment is crucial to a company's success. The smallest items, such as the placement of a truck in relation to a machine, can save an organization hundreds of dollars. Machine performance and proper sizing for a job can also make or break a budget.

The course will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of heavy equipment with a focus on safety, earth-moving fundamentals, track-type tractors, backhoes, loaders and haul units. Common inefficiencies with heavy equipment will be explored, and techniques to minimize them in the field will be provided.

For more information, or to register, call WDCE at 570-327-4775 or e-mail .

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