Heavy Equipment Operator Training
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)
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.
Blanchard Machinery Company
James River Equipment
For further information, contact:
Ken Strickland, Program Manager
Ben Ross, Program Coordinator
Becky Cannon, Administrative Specialist