The growth in construction and telecommunications throughout America has led to an increased need to bury fiber optics, electrical lines, water pipes, sewer lines, etc. Moreover, the use of a backhoe loader isn't always practical, feasible or economical, due to existing hazards or terrain. That leaves directional drilling as the best option and the fastest-growing industrial talent among utilities, municipalities, contractors and the communications industry. Designed as a course delivered over a four-to-five-day format, the Horizontal Directional Drilling Level I Training Course is the first of its kind in the nation. Through a combination of classroom and field training sessions, participants will acquire the useful knowledge and skills required for operating a directional drill according to the standards included in the manufacturer's Operator's Manual and the Best Practices Guide developed by the AEM and HDD Consortium.
The overall objective of this training is to provide participants with useful information and the opportunity to develop skills for operating equipment.
The course includes instruction, in-field exercises, and professional coaching for the following skill areas: