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Build YOUR Future ... HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - Salary: $31,850 ‑ $54,330


Heavy equipment operators transport, operate, and maintain heavy machinery such as bulldozers, motor graders, and excavators. Some operators have skills in other trades as well. Heavy equipment operators must be physically fit, able to solve problems, work with lots of people, and enjoy working outside. So if you are thinking of changing jobs or are just starting out, a career in the construction industry as a heavy equipment operator may hold the promise for an exciting and challenging future.

Tuition: $4,995 for 4 piece program (student will need safety work boots)

Classes are held at the heavy Equipment/Line Worker facility in Chester, SC (1211 SC DOT ROAD)

2014 Dates

CONC-521-001                  1/6-2/13              8am-5pm         M-Th         $4995

CONC-521-002                  2/17-3/27            8am-5pm         M-Th         $4995

CONC-521-003                  3/31-5/8              8am-5pm         M-Th         $4995

CONC-521-004                  5/12-6/19            8am-5pm         M-Th         $4995

CONC-521-005                  6/23-7/31            8am-5pm         M-Th         $4995

CONC-521-006                  8/4-9/11              8am-5pm         M-Th         $4995

CONC-521-007                  9/15-10/23         8am-5pm         M-Th         $4995

CONC-521-008                  0/27-12/9            8am-5pm         M-Th         $4995

 

About the Program

The Heavy Equipment Operator Program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), a not‑for‑profit, national education foundation founded by 11 of the world's largest and most progressive construction companies. Students who enroll in the program train on a 26‑acre tract located near Chester. South Carolina, using name‑brand equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and motor graders. Upon completing the program, students gain the knowledge and skills required to use heavy equipment for land clearing, building culverts and ponds, excavating ditches for utilities, as well as pipe laying and road building. Also, they are eligible to have transcripts and documentation of their training placed in NCCER's National Registry. This registration ensures that students' qualifications will be recognized wherever they go.


About the Training

The Heavy Equipment Operator Program is comprised of Basic and Advanced level training. Both levels offer students nationally recognized curricula developed by the NCCER. The curricula consist of modular, competency-based courses designed by industry experts and taught by NCCER accredited instructors.
 
Students with little or no heavy equipment experience are enrolled in the Basic program. At this level, they learn how to operate the most frequently used heavy construction equipment. This includes bulldozers, front-end loaders, backhoes, excavators, motor graders and scrapers. Students at the advanced level learn more advanced operating techniques and how to work with grade stakes. Contact Ken Strickland at 803-981-7338 for schedule information.


Program Partners

AME
(800) 849-7766
www.ameonline.com/
Carolinas AGC
(704) 372-1450
www.cagc.org
Blanchard Machinery Company
(803) 324-9600
www.blanchardmachinery
Chester County
(803) 385-5133
www.chestercounty.org
NCCER
(352) 334-0920
www.nccer.org
Briggs Equipment
(800) 849-6850
www.briggsequipment.com
James River Equipment
(800) 532-6797
www.jrenet.com
Charlotte Tractor
(704) 596-8900
www.charlottetractor.com


For further information, contact:

Ken Strickland, Program Manager
803-981-7338
kstrickland@yorktech.edu

Ben Ross, Program Coordinator
803-325-2877
bross@yorktech.edu

Becky Cannon, Administrative Specialist
803-981-7087
bcannon@yorktech.edu


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