Heavy Equipment Operator

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New Course! Basic Excavator Operation Begins June 6, 2023 – Learn more below!

Effective Training

Classes in our Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) curriculum are designed to quickly prepare you for entry-level jobs, giving you the skills you need in a hands-on setting.

Completion of courses in the HEO program can bring benefits, including potential job interviews and special qualifications based on your training.


Experience is Not Required

You don’t have to have a special driver’s license or previous construction experience to enroll in our Heavy Equipment Operator classes. You can be someone looking for a job, or maybe want to change careers or enhance your skills. The important thing is that you have an interest and desire to learn.

I started this class without much experience operating equipment. It really helped my performance along with being more confident and efficient. I now understand the proper ways to do certain tasks and can perform them safely. I would highly recommend this class to anyone new or interested in getting into the field.

Shawn Haught
City of Hickory

Upcoming Classes

Basic Excavator – Begins June 6, 2023

Basic Excavator Operation

June 6 – June 29, 2023
4 weeks – Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, 24 hours total
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $70.00
Location: K-Building, 200 Patrick Murphy Drive, Morganton, NC 28655 | Room #140
SECTION NUMBER: 69403 (copy this number to use when registering)

This course will give the student a hands-on experience with the (CAT- Simulators) Excavator. The course will teach the student the control familiarization along with proper procedures. The course will provide scenarios from safety inspection, starting operations and shutdown. By the end of the course a student should be able to operate a mini-Excavator. There is an opportunity for a student to receive a job interview with a construction partner or municipalities.

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Have a question or need more information? Reach out to us!


Terry Adams, Instructor