The short-term Construction Equipment Operator program is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to operate many types of light/heavy equipment used in the construction and transportation industry.
Students will operate and use the following pieces of equipment:
- Skid Steer Loader
- Large Wheel l
- Motor Grader
- Mini Excavator
- All-Terrain Forklift
- Dump Truck
- Aerial Lift.
The program combines a mix of classroom and hands-on practices that include both simulators and actual heavy equipment. The program also teaches project management; job site safety; blueprint reading; construction site preparation; and excavation, grading, leveling, and trenching techniques.
Individuals completing the non-credit certificate may find employment as construction equipment operators for commercial and residential building contractors, trenching and excavation contractors, road maintenance departments, and road construction contractors.
Example Careers and Average Wages
| ||Entry ||Average ||Experience |
|Construction Equipment Operators ||$33,500 ||$47,900 ||$55,100 |
|Highway Maintenance Workers ||$35,800 ||$46,300 ||$51,600 |
No admission requirements or entrance exam needed.
The program is eight weeks and 240 hours.
Class meets: Monday–Thursday from 8:00am–4:30pm.
Location: Regional Transportation Training Center
Cost: $4,499. Financial assistance may be available for qualifying individuals.
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