Heavy Equipment Operations w/ Commercial Truck Driving


Graduates of this program will acquire the skills necessary to operate a variety of light/heavy equipment used in the construction and transportation industry. In addition the graduate will be trained to drive a tractor-trailer in order to take the Class A Commercial Driver’s License Test. Through a mix of theory classes and hands-on practice the graduates of the program will be able to operate a wide range of equipment. These skills are supplemented with math, print reading, soil studies, and finishing/grading procedures. 



Students taking the Heavy Equipment Operations with Commercial Truck Driving program learn to operate a variety of pieces of equipment such as excavators, frontloaders, backhoes, dump trucks, and bulldozers. Students have the opportunity to acquire a NCCER certification on each piece of equipment they train on as well as an opportuniy to earn a Class A CDL through the program.

Students train on both older, lever-style equipment as well as the newer joystick-style controls, including proper inspection and basic maintenance of the equipment. Our program also covers some things that most people don’t think about heavy equipment operation, such as completing a job based off of site plans, preparing a site plan, right of way concerns, and rules about how deep certain utilities have to be.

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Graduates of Heavy Equipment Operations will be qualified for entry-level positions as Tractor-Trailer Drivers, Dump Truck Drivers, Heavy Equipment Operators, Grade Helpers and Forklift Operators. 


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Students will operate and use the following major pieces of equipment: Tractor trailer combinations, dump truck, bulldozer, excavator, front-loader, backhoe, tractor and fork-truck. 



Program NameHeavy Equipment Operations with Commercial Truck Driving

This program is designed to be completed in: 33 Weeks

This program will cost $18,213.00 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $5,500.00 of debt.  

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

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