Heavy Equipment Operator Training
Four-Day Heavy Equipment Operator Training
Our four-day, equipment operator training classes for skid steers, front end-loaders, and backhoes will provide you with a solid foundation in safety standards, preventative maintenance, basic terminology, pre- and post-operation inspections, and proper operation so you can expand the number of pieces of equipment you can operate on the jobsite.
Each session combines classroom and hands-on training using the National Center of Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Curriculum.
Training topics for each session includes:
- Configuration and component identification
- Controls familiarization
- Start-up, warm-up and shut-down procedures
- Basic maneuvers
- Preventative maintenance
- Digging and loading techniques
- Loading and securing for transport
Choose the class you need based on the skills you want to develop.
Monday–Thursday from 8:00am–5:00pm
Location: Regional Transportation Training Center
- February 27 – March 2, 2023
- March 13 – 16, 2023
Front End-Loader Operation
Skid Steer Operation
- January 17 – 20, 2023
- February 13 – 16, 2023
- February 20 – 23, 2023
- March 6 – 9, 2023
No admission requirements or entrance exam needed.
Students must pass a written exam and equipment field operations in order to receive NCCER credentials. Additionally, students must register in the NCCER system to obtain their NCCER credentials.
Register online for Heavy Equipment Operator training sessions. You may also complete the form below and a program coordinator will contact you to help you begin the process.
Questions? Need Help Getting Started?
Complete the form below and Hawkeye Business and Community Education will contact you to answer your questions and help you get started.