Program Overview

Learn More About Our Heavy Operator Training Programs

A quality heavy equipment training program not only has the best instructors, but plenty of equipment to ensure that each student gets a wealth of operating experience. With over 70 pieces of equipment such as bulldozers, front-end loaders, skid steers, and several others, HCA is the only school in the nation that guarantees one piece of equipment per student. And our instructors know first-hand what it takes to be successful in the heavy construction business.

All HCA programs are delivered in a way that the “hands on” learner can really grasp. A dynamic combination of classroom instruction, field demonstrations and, most importantly, in-the-seat training affords students of all academic abilities the opportunity to immediately apply newly learned skills and rapidly reach proficiency.

We are continuously monitoring and adapting our curriculum to best suit our students for current economic states, weather conditions and industry demand. This will ensure that no matter when you attend HCA you will never be using outdated or irrelevant techniques.

Our heavy equipment operator training procedures are adapted from years of education experience, as well as constant contact with industry professionals, so we can always be on top of what employers are looking for right now.


Our heavy equipment training programs are the perfect place to start if you’re seeking a career in construction.

HEO Certification program weeks 1-3: include certification on: the Front End Loader, Backhoe, Articulated Dump Truck and Skid steer. It also includes classroom learning modules: Into the Trade, Basic Operational Techniques, Preventative Maintenance, Heavy Equipment Safety, and Grades I.

HEO Certification program weeks 4-6: includes certification on: Everything listed above in HEO weeks 1-3 plus, additional certifications on: Excavator, Bulldozer, Telescopic Forklift, Vibratory Roller and Motor Grader.  Additional classroom learning modules include: Advanced Operational Techniques, Excavation Calculations, Site Layout, Earth Moving, Grades II.

For additional program details and tuition information on the HEO Certification program please see our school catalog by clicking here, or if you have any questions you can speak with an Admissions Counselor by calling 1-800-772-9002.

HCA’s students come from all over the country to train with us, and you can too. We offer nationally recognized certifications, as well as financial aid and hospitality arrangements for those who apply. Call 888.772.9002 to speak with an enrollment counselor today, or fill out the contact form for your FREE HCA BROCHURE or CLICK HERE.