Heavy Equipment Operator

This program is designed to teach an individual heavy equipment operation and related subject matter.  The student will be prepared for entry level dozer and trackhoe operation along with exposure to other pieces of equipment such as rough terrain forklift, skid steer, front end loader, backhoe and haulage trucks.  Following one week of classroom training, the student will spend three weeks in an outdoor setting learning the skills and performing hands-on tasks on various pieces of equipment.  The classroom work includes 10-hour OSHA training, in which students will receive certification upon successful completion.  This course uses National Center For Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum.

Course Content Includes

  • 10 Hour OSHA

  • Safety

  • Preventive Maintenance

  • Site Preparation

  • Leveling

  • Grading

  • Trenching

  • Backfilling

  • Roadway Development

  • Soils

Classes Are Offered 

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Time To Complete

  • 4 Weeks (160 hrs)

Tuition Cost

  • $4,750

Supply Cost

  • $25

Supply cost includes estimated cost of required hardhat, gloves, and safety glasses.

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Certifications Received

OSHA 10 Hour


NCCER Heavy Equipment Operator Level 1

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WorkKeys Assessment

This program has benchmark WorkKeys assessment scores which must be obtained prior to admissions into the program.  Remediation through Aspire or KeyTrain is available for those who do not initially meet the necessary scores.  Click here to learn more.

Contact Information

The Career Center - Adult Technical Training
21740 State Route 676

Marietta, OH 45750

Phone: 740.373.6283

Fax: 740.376.2240

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