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Heavy Equipment Operator Level 1

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This class serves as the first level of training in the Heavy Equipment Operator program. 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.

Topics covered will include:
  • Orientation to the Trade
  • Heavy Equipment Safety
  • Identification of Heavy Equipment
  • Basic Operational Techniques
  • Introduction to Earthmoving
  • Interpreting Civil Drawings
Simulator Exercises for Equipment Basic Controls, Loading and Unloading, Excavating and Trenching will also be covered.  

Supplies and Fees:  Tuition includes cost of textbook, supplies, certification exam registration fee, as well as a $50 credential attainment incentive.

Prerequisite:  NCCER Core Certification.

Potential Certifications:  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Center for Construction Education & Research's (NCCER) Heavy Equipment Operator exam.

Tuition:  $3,402 Full Price; $1,134 FastForward WCG Price
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Class Details

135 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Online 24/7.  
  Weekly - Mon.  

Location : MET II (Manufacturing, Engineering & Tech Complex) Location : 
  MET II (Manufacturing, Engineering & Tech Complex).

Instructor : 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.



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/29/2023, 06/19/2023, 07/03/2023)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
4/24/2023 - 8/21/2023 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Michael Scales  Distance Education
4/24/2023 - 8/21/2023 Weekly - Mon 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM Martinsville, MET II (Manufacturing, Engineering & Tech Complex)  Map Michael Scales  Lecture