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Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) is now a Ditch Witch Authorized Provider of training courses in Oklahoma.

Through this unique partnership, HEC brings instructor-led training courses that cover the ins and outs of machine operation and jobsite safety to both new and experienced operators.

The goal is an efficient and productive team out in the real world benefitting from up-to-date learning, tips and tools provided in the coursework.

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Founded in 2006, Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) are private post-secondary education and training schools specializing in heavy equipment operation. HEC is proud to offer a wide range of training programs in multiple states across the country including Georgia, Oklahoma, California and Washington. Heavy Equipment Colleges of America is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

What Does the Training Consist Of?

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America is a Ditch Witch Authorized Provider of training courses. You can complete your training from HEC in as little as 80 hours (2 weeks) and be prepared to start your career.

The focus of this course is preparing students for the following concepts: 

The importance of building a good team with emphasis on communication and safety. Operator and tracker communication is essential to safety, as is general communication throughout the team.

Proper PPE-Inspections and ensuring manufacturer’s recommendations are followed.

Importance of traffic control and other preventative measures.

Familiarization with the OMM and prior planning for the job including an emergency response plan.

Equipment inspection procedures.

Jobsite preparation, including underground locates and requirements for the bore plan.

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OKLAHOMA LOCATION ONLY: Heavy Equipment Colleges of America has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The school’s programs are approved by TWC. Students must address their concerns about this school of any of its educational programs by following the grievance process outlined in the school’s catalog. Students dissatisfied with the school’s response to their complaint or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with TWC, as well as with other relevant agencies or accreditors, if applicable. Information on filing a complaint with TWC can be found on TWC’s website at

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and provides training to prepare candidates for CCO examinations.

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