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Train to Become a Heavy Equipment Operator in New Castle, PA

Living in the Youngstown, Warren, and Beaver Falls area and looking for a heavy equipment operator school? The New Castle School of Trades offers high-quality heavy equipment training with expert instruction and hands-on experience. The dedicated faculty and staff at NCST are ready to take new trainees from beginner to master through our comprehensive hands-on curriculum.

What to Expect from NCST’s Heavy Equipment School

A career in the heavy equipment field requires that students learn how to operate industrial-grade and commercial vehicles safely. New Castle, PA’s program teaches the skills of:

  • Forklift operators
  • Backhoe operators
  • Bulldozer drivers
  • Excavator drivers
  • Dump truck drivers
  • Tractor-trailer drivers
  • Front-end loader drivers and more

With this training, heavy equipment professionals can work on houses, roads, bridges, and commercial buildings, among many other projects within the construction industry. NCST’s heavy equipment training school curriculum is a 30-week diploma program where students will learn basic rigging skills, proper driver safety techniques, how to maneuver a trailer, and how to “read” a site plan. Additionally, the program prepares students to pass the Class A Commercial Driver’s License exam. A Class A CDL license is vital in the heavy equipment industry as it allows the operator to also transport pieces of equipment. It’s a must-have when competing for operator positions and sets NCST graduates apart from the competition.

Instructors of New Castle School of Trades’ Heavy Equipment Operator classes are skilled tradesmen with years of experience behind them. Trainees can reassure that they are receiving some of the best training available as they prepare themselves for a new career.

Heavy Equipment Operations with CDL Training at

NCST – New Castle, PA

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The Heavy Equipment Operations Program takes 30-weeks to complete at the New Castle, PA Campus.
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The Heavy Equipment Operations Program is available for daytime training at the New Castle Campus.
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At the end of the Heavy Equipment Operations graduates, will be awarded a diploma of completion.

Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

A heavy equipment operator’s salary will depend on several factors, including education and experience. NCST will help students get both hands-on training that prepares them to be exceptional employees from their first day on the job.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job opportunities for construction equipment operators should be good going forward because of the need to fill new openings as well as replace those who retire or otherwise leave.

Those looking to hire heavy equipment operations tend to look at trade schools as a hiring pool. Most believe that trade school students are capable and qualified enough to meet the needs of their companies and, with training already taken care of during their enrollment at school, they can get to work on day one.

Great programs…Top notch programs in every class they have! I would not hesitate to send my family, relatives, or close friends there. Their management, equipment, staff, and training are incredible. The combined years of experience in training for their staff is exceptional.


Scott Marx, New Castle Graduate

An Accredited Heavy Equipment Training School

NCST has been offering skilled trade training for Pennsylvania and Ohio residents since 1945. Over the years, the quality of our programs and instruction has become well-known in the training sector.

As an accredited heavy equipment school, New Castle School of Trades is dedicated to seeing students succeed in their chosen careers. NCST offers its students extensive job placement assistance services. These programs teach important skills like resume writing and how to interview with recruiters so that graduates can find gainful employment after completing their career training.

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If you’d like more information about enrolling in the heavy equipment training school, or what the program details, contact us today by calling 1-833-352-0808 and one of our knowledgeable admission representatives will be happy to help you.