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U.S. Sees Faster than Average Job Growth for Heavy Equipment Operators

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of heavy equipment operators will grow by 12% from 2016 to 2026.* This growth is due in large part to the need for construction and infrastructure work across the country.

There are a number of bridges, roads and utility systems that need repair and maintenance. Skilled operators will be needed to assist on these jobs and other infrastructure related work. The demand for operators may vary from state to state as some areas experience booming economies and growing populations. Trained operators "with the ability to operate multiple types of equipment should have the best job opportunities."* Training and experience are some of the best ways to become a competitive applicant to fill these positions.

*https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/construction-equipment-operators.htm#tab-6

Benefits of Heavy Equipment Colleges of America

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America offers a valuable combination of hands-on experience and classroom instruction that leads to well-rounded and capable professionals. We believe learning should be a great experience. That is why we are proud to offer courses that have been carefully constructed to give our students the opportunity to excel in their field.

Hands-On Training: All of our programs focus on giving our students hands on training and practical field experience to help them prepare for their future career.

Accelerated Programs: We understand you have a busy life and you can’t afford to spend months, even years, to complete a training program. To help get you out of the classroom and into a stable position, you can finish our programs in as little as three weeks.

Military Benefits: We are proud to support and honor the brave women and men who fight for our country. We believe you should be able to use the skills you’ve learned while in the military and work them into a brand new career. To that end, our schools are approved for VA education so that you may get the training you need at an affordable price.

Programs Offered

We offer a variety of programs designed to help students develop the necessary skillsets and obtain the knowledge that will help them to succeed. The following programs are offered as part of our curriculum:

Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Level I: In this course, you learn the basics about what it means to work as a heavy equipment operator. It is, in other words, an important course that will provide you with a solid foundation upon which you can build your career.

Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Level II: This is a course designed to take the foundation of your education and build upon it in an exhilarating and exciting way. It explores more advanced skills and details necessary for more advanced positions in the construction and heavy equipment operations industries.

Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Mobile Crane: This course is designed to give you both practical experience and classroom interaction when it comes to the fundamentals of crane operation. This includes both swing cab and fixed-cab hydraulic cranes, and includes learning about things like crane set-up, lift planning, rigging and signaling, and load dynamics.

Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Lattice Boom Crawler Crane: This course offers much of the same information as the above Crane Operations Program, but it specializes on the lattice boom crane. (GA/OK Only)

Availability of programs varies by campus.

Our Locations

We have locations all across the United States. Find a location near your home and conveniently train for your new career. Keep in mind that Heavy Equipment Colleges of America is happy to offer housing options during your training!

CA - San Bernardino: 1955 W. 9th Street | San Bernardino, CA 92411

Georgia: 581 Sigman Road, Suite 300 | Conyers, GA 30013

North Carolina: 1909 Bragg Blvd, Suite 94 | Fayetteville, NC 28303

Oklahoma: 6101 W. Reno Avenue, Suite 1000 | Oklahoma City, OK 73127

Tennessee: 298 Clear Sky Court | Clarksville, TN 37043

Washington (Career Skills Program and VA Education Benefits Only*): 4701 McChord Drive SW | Lakewood, WA 98499