CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Utility/Heavy Construction I (8616/36 weeks, 140 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8616
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 140 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11
Prerequisites:None

This program provides both the knowledge and the hands-on skills needed to secure a job as a construction equipment operator. Students learn about safety, site grading and development, excavation, drainage and utility structures, pipe laying, and other topics.

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Architecture and Construction
    • Construction

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.