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Train to become a Heavy Equipment Operator in the Fast-Growing Construction Field

Construction is the largest service industry in the United States, 50153294346__96e11902-9c1c-4aff-9226-20a26cd189cdand it is growing fast, with more roads, houses, apartments, and office buildings being built every day – and plenty more on the drawing boards. Contractors and construction firms have a constant need for qualified heavy-equipment operators, to help build all these highways and structures. Heavy equipment operators and small earth-moving contractors also work in the utilities industry, including telephone, electric, gas, and water companies.

There is no more important occupation in the United States than the heavy equipment operator. Without these people, we would have very limited roads, dams, bridges, housing, flood control, and very little mining, land clearing, conservation, landscaping, reclamation, land filling, logging, or pipelines.

National Training, Inc.’s Heavy Equipment Operator School will train you on four types of heavy equipment, qualifying you for a great job.

The opportunities in this field are excellent for properly trained individuals. Demand for qualified heavy equipment operators shows strong, consistent growth. For qualified operators, this means job security, diverse employment opportunities, great benefits, retirement plans and steady compensation.

4 Week Resident Training Breakdown (Total 247 Hours 30 Minutes)

EC = Extended Classroom

Classroom Lessons and Descriptions

Subjects Hours
Orientation 2.0
Introduction to Earthmoving 3.5
Loaders 6.0
EC – Introduction / How to Study 3.0
EC – Basic Hydraulics 3.0
Backhoes 8.0
Dozers 8.0
EC – Math for Equipment Operators 3.0
Excavators 8.0
EC – Construction Drawings I 3.0
Heavy Equipment Safety 7.5
EC – Construction Drawings II 3.0
Grades, Part One 10.0
Site Work 14.0
EC – Soils and Soil Testing 3.0
EC – Soil Compaction and Compaction Equipment 3.0
EC – Working in Muddy Conditions 3.0
EC – Land Clearing 3.0
EC – Dewatering 3.0
EC – Building Roads and Highways 3.0
EC – Septic Tanks and Basements 3.0
EC – Pond and Reservoir Construction 3.0
Job Placement Assistance 4.0
Course Critique and Paperwork 0.5
Graduation 1.0
Total Classroom Theory 111.5

Equipment Projects / Exercises and Descriptions

Subjects Hours
Loaders – Performance Tasks 18.0
Backhoes – Performance Tasks 34.0
Dozers – Performance Tasks 34.0
Excavators – Performance Tasks 34.0
Heavy Equipment Safety – Performance Tasks 2.0
Grades, Part One – Performance Tasks 6.0
Site Work – Performance Tasks 8.0
Total Hands on Equipment Projects and Exercises 136.0
Total Training Hours 247.5

Complete details of this course are contained in our Heavy Now Program Catalog. You can preview the catalog by clicking here, or else download a PDF version of it by clicking here.