Heavy Equipment Operator

1200 Hours
40 weeks           
                                   

PELL ELIGIBLE
Program # I490202
CIP # 0649.020200

 

DESCRIPTION:

This training program will prepare students for employment in the construction field as Heavy Equipment Operators. The content includes, but is not limited to, communication, employability and leadership skills; human relations; safe and efficient work practices; and skills to operate and maintain a variety of heavy equipment.

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION:

Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. Excludes *"Crane and Tower Operators" and "Extraction Workers".

PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

COURSE #

OCP

COURSE DESCRIPTION

HOURS

Resident Tuition Per Term

Non-Resident Tuition Per Term

TRA0070

A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician

150

$416.00

$1,577.00

TRA0086

B

Tractor Operator

150

$416.00

$1,577.00

TRA0087

C

Off-road Equipment Operator 1

300

$831.00

$3,153.00

TRA0088

Off-road Equipment Operator 2

300

$831.00

$3,153.00

TRA0049

D

Crane Operator

300

$831.00

$3,153.00

 

 

TOTAL

1200

$3,325.00

$12,613.00

 

Additional Costs:

Resident

Non-Resident

Registration Fee

$10.00

$10.00

Approximate Total Program Cost:

$3,400.00

$12,700.00

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

AGE: 18 years or older

DIPLOMA: N/A

TABE: MATH 8.0 LANGUAGE 8.0 READING 8.0 or meet other basic skill requirements

Industry Certification: NCCER Heavy Equipment Operations - Level 1, 2 & 3

NCCER Level Exam Fee – Initial Fee $24.95 w/2.95 retake fee

Other testing fees may apply

LIVE WORK FEES:

 

Operation Time after 1st hour $25 per hr.

 

*The client of the program will furnish all fuel, gas, 

grease and oil used by the class.

 

 

Advisory Salary Range:
$25,000 - $104,000

Florida Panhandle:
$23,160 - $43,900 

PH Average:
$32,940

State Average:
$34,300 

National Average:
$42,500
 

*Individual Crane & Tower Operators make $6,000 - $10,000 more annually.


Program Completion Rate: 91%

Program Placement Rate: 100%

Program Certification Pass Rate: 100%