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Heavy Equipment Programs: Finding Your Perfect Fit

Remember that toy bulldozer or dump truck you played with as a kid? What if you could turn that childhood fantasy into a career? Good news: you can! As a heavy equipment operator, make a living at the helm of a heavy machine. It will take hard work and dedication, and it usually starts with enrolling in a community college or trade school program. Don’t sweat it, though, we’re here to help. Check out this breakdown on how to find your perfect fit and start making your dream a reality:

The Heavy Equipment Colleges of America offer comprehensive training programs in heavy equipment operation, including lattice boom and mobile crane operation. HEC’s comprehensive programs last three weeks each and are taught by instructors with real-world experience. For more information or to find an HEC campus near you, visit HEC online today at


Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) is a private education and training school specializing in training entry-level heavy equipment and crane operators. Founded in 2006, HEC is proud to offer a wide range of training programs focused around equipment such as wheel loader, backhoe, bulldozer, excavator, mobile crane and lattice boom crawler crane. Our locations that offer Certificate in Heavy Equipment – Mobile Crane are approved testing sites by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

With seven locations across the country, our facilities provide an education to many students interested in learning more about skilled trades conveniently, close to home. HEC’s seven locations:

North Carolina




California – San Bernardino

California – Ft. Irwin (Location is on a military base and is VETERAN ONLY – Career Skills Program (CSP)*)

Washington (*Location is Veteran Only – DOD Skillbridge/Career Skills Program (CSP) and VA Education Benefits)

Each of our locations is devoted to carefully training students in heavy equipment and crane operation, and aims to give them the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. This has been a goal since the very beginning.


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