Basic Excavator Operations

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New Course! Basic Excavator Operation: Part 2 Begins March 26, 2024 – 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 March 26, 2024

Basic Excavator Operations: Part 2

March 26, 2024 – April 18, 2024
Class Dates: 3/26, 3/28, 4/2, 4/4, 4/9, 4/11, 4/16, 4/18
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $70.00
Location: Regional Skilled Trades Solution Center, 1001 Burkemont Avenue, Morganton, NC 28655 | Room #100
SECTION NUMBER: 70722 (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 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.


Contact Us

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


Terry Adams, Instructor