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Why Heavy Equipment Colleges of America? | Benefits at HEC

Whether you’re looking to start a new career in the growing construction industry or are a military veteran transitioning back to civilian life, HEC can help you gain a professional edge and put you on a clear path. We can provide you with the training and certifications necessary to work with heavy equipment and machinery. All of our locations offer programs geared toward students, that gives you in-class and hands-on training. Take advantage of the benefits at HEC that’ll help you find career opportunities.

Benefits of Heavy Equipment Training

Heavy equipment and crane operators play vital roles in the success of any construction project. The heavy equipment training programs at HEC can help you learn skills and earn certifications so you can start a rewarding career in the construction industry. Take a look at our programs below and discover the benefits of starting your career path at HEC.

Programs Offered at HEC

One of the first benefits at HEC that you will notice is our variety of training programs available in locations close to home. We take pride in giving our students plenty of options so they can create opportunities for themselves. In our programs, you can learn to evaluate solid conditions, read blueprints, and calculate weight and volume to name a few. Having these skills will help you stand apart from other candidates on the job market. Take a look at our entry-level programs that you could complete in as little as three weeks.

  • Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Level I
  • Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Level II
  • Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Mobile Crane.
  • Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Lattice Boom Crawler Crane
  • Associate of Applied Science in Construction Management Degree* *Only offered in Georgia.

With eight school locations across the country, you have the option to get started with HEC programs without benign too far from home. All of our locations offer training programs, however, programs vary from location to location. We even have locations in California and Washington that are specifically made for military veterans. Take a look at our locations below to find one that’s close to you.

  • North Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Oklahoma
  • California – San Bernardino
  • California – Ft. Irwin – Career Skills Program (CSP)*
  • Washington – DOD Skillbridge/CSP and VA Education Benefits*

*Available to military veterans only.

Military Benefits

Military veterans can benefit from training programs offered at HEC. We’re a Veterans Affairs-approved school, and two of our six locations are specifically for military veterans only. Learn how you can develop skills that’ll help you make the transition to civilian life successful.

Admissions Process

When you’re ready to begin an exciting new career in the heavy equipment industry, your first step is starting and submitting an application. After submitting your application, you’ll need to provide proof that you graduated high school or possess a GED certificate. Finally, you’ll need to meet our physical and mental requirements to ensure you can operate all equipment safely. Once these three requirements are met, you’re on your way to developing the skills that’ll give you a professional edge.

Career Services

At HEC, we don’t just train you for a job, we offer you resources that’ll help you jumpstart a career as a heavy equipment operator. Our resume-building service can help you craft a resume that’ll impress potential employers. We also offer mock interviews for applicants that want to sharpen their interviewing skills. Our professional staff will even help you navigate online job boards to help you find the perfect job suited for your new skills.

Benefits of Heavy Equipment Training
Whether you are a heavy equipment novice or an experienced operator looking to advance your career, completing a heavy equipment training program offers a number of important professional benefits.
Find the Right Training Programs for You at HEC

The Heavy Equipment Colleges of America will help you get started in a rewarding career as a heavy equipment operator. We offer programs in all of our locations across the country, but programs vary from location to location. Your benefits at HEC include in-class instruction paired with hands-on training from professional instructors and resources to help you jumpstart your new career.

Contact any of our locations for further information. Get started on your application today!


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