The purpose of this program is to provide students with practical skills for enhanced employment opportunities in heavy equipment operations, such as mining, construction, oil fields, etc. Students receive classroom training as well as many hours of instruction in the field operating a variety of heavy equipment machinery
To be accepted into the program, a student must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and hold a driver’s license in good standing with no restrictions. Students accepted into the program will be placed into a random drug test pool in accordance with federal guidelines. At any time during the academic year, if there is reasonable suspicion, the student must submit a drug test to the student health center for testing before operating any equipment. A positive drug test will result in removal from the program for the remainder of the academic year. Tuition and fees are nonrefundable and the student may owe back financial aid. Students must apply for readmission into the program the following year.
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Miles Community College subscribes to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college, including an “open door” admissions policy designed to encourage all adults to continue their education.
The commitment to an open door admissions policy is defined as providing all eligible students with access to an appropriate educational offering at the College. Anyone over the age of 18 is admitted to the College if they have a high school diploma, GED, or satisfactory ACCUPLACER scores; but the College reserves the right to guide students into the courses and programs that will enhance their opportunities for success.
Admission to the College does not necessarily imply eligibility to enroll in a course with established prerequisites (See Course Descriptions starting on page 84) or to enter a program that has a limited number of spaces and minimum entrance requirements. ACCUPLACER and ACT/SAT test scores are used to help place students in appropriate level courses.