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Heavy Equipment Operator Level 1: Hybrid

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Become a Heavy Equipment Operator, and earn an industry-recognized credential. The Heavy Equipment Operator program was developed to meet the growing employment demands for equipment operators.

This class serves as the first level of training in the Heavy Equipment Operator program. Students will learn the following: Orientation to the Trade, Heavy Equipment Safety, Identification of Heavy Equipment, Basic Operational Techniques, Utility Tractors, Introduction to Earthmoving, Interpreting Civil Drawings and Using Simulator Exercises for Equipment Basic Controls, Loading, and Unloading, Excavating, and Trenching. Students receive hands-on training while using simulators, which replicate real-life operating scenarios through rotation-motion platforms and high-resolution 3D displays for excavator and wheel loader equipment. 

Pre/Co-Requisite: NCCER Core - Introductory Craft Skills

Potential Certifications: Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn NCCER Heavy Equipment Operator - Level 1.
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Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Complex

Michael Scales 



Please read:  I am enrolling in this class as part of the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG). Discount is pending availability of funds. As a condition to receiving a grant, I agree to the following terms and conditions as specified on this site: WCG Release Form.

FastForward Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) pays 2/3 of the cost of tuition: You pay 1/3 of tuition upon enrollment; the Commonwealth of Virginia pays 1/3 upon successful completion of the class; the final 1/3 is paid by the Commonwealth of Virginia when you earn the credential.

Virginia Ready Initiative: The course you enrolled in may qualify you for a one-time Virginia Ready Credential Achievement Award of $1,000. You must apply to Virginia Ready within five (5) calendar days of your FastForward course start date to be part of this program, if eligible. To learn more details and submit your application, click the following link: Apply to become a Virginia Ready Scholar today!.



Registration Closes On
Friday, December 10, 2021 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 12/25/2021, 01/01/2022, 01/29/2022, 02/26/2022, 03/19/2022, 04/09/2022)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
12/11/2021 - 4/23/2022 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Martinsville, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Complex  Map Michael Scales  Lecture