Our heavy equipment operator program offers a 6-week equipment operator certification. It includes the operation of backhoes, bulldozers, excavators and five other types of equipment. With experienced, professional instructors we prepare truly valuable operators with the real world skills, knowledge and certification necessary to succeed in the nation’s fastest – and constantly – growing industry.
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 industry demands. This will ensure that no matter when you attend HCA you will never be using outdated or irrelevant techniques.
HCA is approved by the NHSAA Office to administrate VA Educational Benefits (including the Veteran Readiness and Employment-Chapter 31 program) for eligible students. The VA makes all eligibility determinations and students that believe they may be eligible for any benefits should seek determination from the VA. The ‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/education
A Leif Contingent Payment Plan (CPP) – Provides income-contingent financing with fixed, predictable monthly payments through a Contingent Payment Plan (CPP). Giving students the flexibility to plan their expenses ahead of time and spread tuition costs over fixed-monthly payments when they are in well-paying jobs.
A CPP allows students to pay back a fixed monthly amount after their program ends. Payments are only made when the student is employed above a minimum income threshold. Payments continue for a fixed number of months or until the total amount paid reaches a predetermined maximum. Preview plan agreement. To apply, click here.
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Very good school with serious and well thought out curriculum. From day one it is "Hit the Ground Running" Academy simulates a real world Job site. All instructors are serious and will make sure you learn not only the machines but the Academics behind the Jobs and Machines. The Career Counselor is 100% on point along with the Travel Consultant and the Owner. I am very Thankful for my time at Heavy Construction Academy and would Highly Recommend the Academy.
I've searched for places within my area and gave leads to the staff just to be told I wasn't doing anything to find a job and then later to be told there wasn't anything in my area. That's kind of like a slap in the face if they're going to post 90% hire rate and they are supposedly there to help you find a job.
I just graduated from HCA and it was an amazing 6 weeks. I got a ton of hands on experience and made some great friends. Bill, Nate, and Rick are absolutely amazing instructors with tons of knowledge and experience to help everyone learn. I highly recommend attending this school if you plan on becoming a heavy equipment operator.
Many Veterans have come here to ensure a smooth transition into a high paying HEO career. Can't say enough good things about the Academy and how it's helped its students become successful in finding a meaningful, enjoyable career.
I attended HCA in June of 2020. It was hands down one the best experiences I’ve ever had. The course is very well structured with the majority being seat/stick time. Bill and Jordan were two of the instructors and I couldn’t have asked for any better. The other aspect that sets HCA apart is their career services FOR LIFE. Whether you’ve never operated heavy equipment before, or grew up doing it, this school is absolutely worth attending.Thank you again to everyone at HCA
Transitioning from the military was extremely stressful but attending HCA was a huge relief. Not only are the instructors knowledgeable, they know from experience. The entire staff is there to help you and a huge thanks to the career services department, just 3 days after graduation I was able to get two on the spot job offers. Great school, great instructors, great staff.
My experience has been actual real world companies want dudes to go have done the grunt work, not some guy who walked outta a class(for 6 weeks at that). My fellow Veterans take my advice and save your GI bill. Go be a laborer, learn, and then jump into machines. If you live near a mine however or in the west with the lumber industry. It’s actually somewhat worth it. “Graduated” in 2020. Class photo below.Biggest waste of my time and GI Bill 10/10