International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 478 Heavy Equipment Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 478 Heavy Equipment Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

Program Reviewed

Heavy Equipment Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

Credits Available

  • Applied Hydraulic Systems (4 credits, lower division level)
  • Automotive Electrical Systems (3.5 credits, lower division level)
  • Diesel Engines I (4 credits, lower division level)
  • Diesel Engines II (4 credits, lower division level)
  • Gasoline Engines (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Industrial Breaking Systems (3.5 credits, lower division level)
  • Internship (2 credits, lower division level, per year, for each of years 1-3: maximum of 6 credits)
  • Introduction to Computers (1 credit, lower division level)
  • Metal Failure Analysis (1 credit, lower division level)
  • Power Trains I (4 credits, lower division level)
  • Power Trains II (4 credits, lower division level)
  • Truck Systems (3 credits, lower division level)

Dates Valid

September 2006 through September 2014

Source of Records

Mechanic Apprenticeship Program; I.U.O.E. Local 478; 520 Cheshire Road; Meriden, CT 06451

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

About the Training Sponsor

The International Union of Operating Engineers is the largest supplier of trained, qualified heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and support personnel in the State of Connecticut. It has been providing members with high paying jobs and benefits and meeting contractors' staffing needs for over 90 years.

About the Program

To meet increasing demand for qualified technicians in the construction and industrial equipment industry, staff members of I.U.O.E. and Local 478 have worked with industry leaders to develop a comprehensive 4-year program that makes an individual from entry level to fully productive mechanic. During the course of the program, an apprentice develops technical skills and knowledge necessary to troubleshoot and repair heavy equipment used in the construction and industrial equipment industry An apprentice mechanic who successfully completes the program will have gained knowledge of gas and diesel engines, many power train systems, electrical and electronic systems, and will have the capacity to function as a Class 2 journeyman mechanic. To gain credit from Charter Oak State College for this program, participants must successfully complete a minimum of the first three years of the apprenticeship program.