UACCM Workforce Training

Heavy Equipment Operator Training

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Develop the skills for heavy equipment operators at three levels. Each level includes hands-on training on various equipment appropriate for the level of training. The goal is to develop a diverse workforce that will be prepared to operate heavy equipment in a variety of environments safely, ethically, and effectively.


  • Must have:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Valid Arkansas driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass background checks by having either a clean record, or fully disclosing records that will be returned during a check. 
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen with negative results on all substances checked for.

Required Text and Supplies

  • Textbook will be included if required. 
  • Personal Protective Equipment of gloves, earplugs, safety glasses, and steel-toe boots are required and the responsibility of the participant.

Level One

Level One, being the entry-level, is a two-week, eighty-hour course.



Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and follow safety procedures.
  • Demonstrate safe tool usage and material handling techniques.
  • Gain OHSA 10, Flagger, and Fork Lift certifications
  • Safely operate equipment of various sizes depending on the level of training 

Course Content

This course consists of these study areas:

  • Introduction to Safety 
  • Basic Communication Skills 
  • Basic Employability Skills 
  • Heavy Equipment Safety 
  • Identification of Heavy Equipment 
  • Basic Operational Techniques 
  • Introduction to Soils 
  • Flagger Certification
  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • Telehandler Certification
  • Various Heavy Equipment Operations (Depends on needs and availability)

Level Two

To Be Announced

Level Three

To Be Announced