Program at a Glance
Get Started as a Skilled Heavy Equipment Operator
Learn how to operate heavy equipment and gear up for this in-demand profession.
Why Choose Germanna
Through classroom learning and hands-on practice, Germanna provides foundational skills to support your entry into heavy equipment operating. Germanna also provides opportunities for recertification and growth in the industry.
Career Options as a Credentialed Heavy Equipment Operator
- Construction Member or Foreman: Cleans and prepares construction sites by removing debris or possible hazards. Load building materials for use in a project and build scaffolds that will be taken apart later when a project is completed.
- Dozer Driver: Drives a bulldozer at construction sites or during other types of industrial operations. Duties include moving soil, rocks, and debris and leveling the ground.
- Excavator Operator: Operates excavating and loading equipment and heavy machinery including excavators, power shovels, stripping shovels, scraper loaders, and backhoes.
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What You'll Learn
- Earth moving
- Equipment operation and safety
- Utility tractors