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Heavy Equipment Operator Training

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Develop the skills for heavy equipment operators and earn nationally recognized credentials through the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Each level of training is 16-20 weeks.




Level 1

Training may include orientation to the construction industry, core skills, heavy equipment safety, basic operational techniques, equipment identification, utility tractors, introduction to earth moving, and rough grades. Hands-on equipment may include mini excavator, backhoe, drum rollers, and skid steers.

Level 2

Training may include rough-terrain forklifts, on-road dump trucks, excavation math, site work, soils, skid steers, loaders, scrapers, and trac hoes. Additional equipment may be added as needed.

Level 3

Training may include interpreting civil drawings, finishing and grading, off-road dump trucks, dozers, excavators, motor graders, and advanced operational techniques.

In-class instruction will take place one night per week for four hours and will also be provided online for those who travel for work. Hands-on training will be scheduled one Friday a month. The schedule of all class meetings will be provided at time of registration. Any participant sponsored by a company will not be required to pass a drug test before entering the program.