Heavy Equipment Operations
A field that is diverse and on the cutting-edge.
Get started as a heavy equipment operator. This 600 hours heavy equipment operation program will prepare the student with simulators as well as hands-on-training using high-quality equipment. Training includes basic equipment maintenance and safety. Graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as entry-level operators.
- Skid Steer Loader
- Backhoe Loader
- CB-24 Double Roller (for Blue Top Road Work)
- Motor Grader-120M
- Water Truck
- Dump Truck
- Wheel Loader
Job opportunities for Heavy Equipment Operators are expected to grow 10% from 2014 to 2024. Continued improvement in equipment is expected to raise worker productivity. Employment is projected to increase, faster than average, as population and business growth create a need for new houses, industrial facilities, schools, hospitals, offices, and other structures.
The average wage for this career is $17.46 hourly or $36,320 annually.
Location and Hours:
Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 600 Hours)