Next Certificate Program Start: 07/29/2024  |  Next Associate Degree Program Start: 10/07/2024

Next Certificate Program Start: 06/06/2022  |  Next Associate Degree Program Start: 07/05/2022

Next Certificate Program Start: 07/29/2024  |  Next Associate Degree Program Start: 10/07/2024

Associate of Occupational Science in Heavy Equipment


The Associate of Occupational Science in Heavy Equipment (AOS) goes beyond showing you how to get a heavy equipment job—it introduces concepts and skills aligned with other jobs in the industrial/construction sector. 

This degree is for those looking for personal growth in their construction career. This program will help you go from entry-level operator to roles of differing responsibility. The AOS degree offered by Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) opens the door to making a career transition, learning advanced industry skills, or solidifying current employment. This program includes heavy equipment courses as well as college-level general education courses.

Diverse Topics

Our instructors come equipped with the knowledge to teach these more advanced skills.

Online Training

Our program offers hybrid courses, so you can learn on your own schedule while still managing course deadlines.

Career Advancement

When you complete your AOS degree, you’ll have something that employers will be looking for: the diverse skills to move around in their company. 

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the field of heavy equipment operation will grow as much as five percent from 2020 to 2030. And with positions available, you’ll want to make sure you get into one that can launch a career in construction. That’s why the AOS degree and the skills it teaches you are important. This degree will give you an edge in the career competition by equipping you with the diverse skills that employers tell us they are looking for. 

Curriculum & Faculty

Our instructors have the best of both worlds: a passion for the heavy equipment industry and the experience to teach about it.—so that you acquire the skills you need to become successful. The AOS degree program sets HEC apart from other training institutions.

If you are interested in personal growth in your career and roles of varying responsibility, the AOS degree is designed just for you. It will help you progress into expanded opportunities while providing more value to your employer and better means of support for yourself and your family.

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