Heavy Equipment Operator

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The Heavy Equipment Operator program serves to meet the growing demand for equipment operators in the construction industry.  Students will earn an industry-recognized credential for each level of training.  In the Heavy Equipment Operator Level 1 training, students will learn equipment safety, basic operational techniques, basic earthmoving, interpretation of civil drawings, the basics of loading, unloading, excavating, and trenching, and more!  Students receive hands-on training while using simulators that replicate real-life operating scenarios through rotation-motion platforms and high-resolution 3D displays for excavator and wheel loader equipment.  The Level 1 training also includes NCCER Core Craft.

This is a hybrid course, with online course materials and hands-on lab time with simulators.


NCCER Core
Associated Credential: NCCER Core
Dates: June 6 – July 14, 2022
Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00AM - 1:00PM.  Instruction is both online and in person.
Instructors: W. Wentz & D. Mitchell
Location: Camp Warehouse & Distribution Center, Franklin
Tuition: $1,098 (Tuition includes 1 certification exam)
Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) Price: $366


Heavy Equipment Operator Level 1
Associated Credential: NCCER Heavy Equipment Operator Level 1
Dates:
August 8 - September 16, 2022
January 10 - February 17, 2023
May 2 - June 9, 2023
Days: HYBRID – Mondays - Fridays: 8:00AM - 12:00PM.  Instruction is both online and in person.
Instructor: D. Mitchell
Location: Camp Warehouse & Distribution Center, Franklin
Workforce Credential Grant (WCG): $1,134
Tuition: $3,402 (Price includes 1 certification exam)

*Must be 18 years or older.  High School diploma or GED is not required.


Visit Workforce Registration to apply for grants, register, and pay for your class.

Registration Deadline for Non-Credit Classes: 
All registration documents must be submitted by 4:00PM one (1) week prior to class start date. 

Payments must be submitted by 4:00PM three (3) business days prior to class start date.

For more information, please contact Workforce Development at workforce@pdc.edu or call 757-569-6050.