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Advanced Asphalt Paving

CONSTRUCTION

Description

Operate a wide variety of heavy equipment vehicles that perform the spreading and compaction of paving materials.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Routine equipment inspections
  • Preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Records maintenance
  • Moving and positioning raw materials and finished components
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Effective communication

Career Options

Career Options

Most program graduates go on to work in the transportation industry as a front end loader, motor grader operator, paving machine operator, load operator, floating load operator, or heavy equipment operator.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete Job Corps’ basic Heavy Equipment Operator or Asphalt Paving career technical training program.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a valid driver’s license or no barriers to receiving a license while enrolled.
  • Meet strenuous physical requirements.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a center-based program in the Construction training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Students training in union-affiliated programs can earn a certificate of completion that offers apprenticeship opportunities and on-the-job experience from organizations such as:

  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC)
  • International Masonry Institute (IMI)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • National Plastering Industry Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund (NPIJATF)

Advanced Asphalt Paving Numbers to Know

$59K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months to complete career training program

1

Number of centers offering training in this career

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Commitment to safety
Communication skills
Cooperation
Initiative
Professionalism


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