Heavy Equipment Operator Training Schools

From backhoes to bulldozers, these schools will get you started on a greeat career as a heavy equipment operator.

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Looking for a heavy operator school that is near you?

Our map and list of of schools to receive heavy equipment training will definitely help.

The schools on this list are compiled from the IPEDS database and a manual search. When available we have provided data regarding graduation rates, housing, costs, and more.

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Forestry Works

Address: 555 Alabama Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

School Details

Campus Setting: No
Housing: No

If becoming a logger is your thing, then Forestry Works is the school for you. As a logging equipment operator school you will leave understanding all of the concepts around logging. Learn how to use equipment like skidders, dozers, grades, and feller-bunchers.

This four week program will have you ready to start a logging career and allow you to receive a Professional Logging Manager status.


Polytech Adult Education - Estimated Cost: NA

Address: 823 Walnut Shade Road, Woodside, Delaware 19980-0000


National Training Incorporated

Address: 5660 County Rd 209 S, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Website: truckschool.com/

School Details

Graduation Rate: 98%

Get your CDL and specialty training on National Training’s 350 acre CDL training property located in Florida. Learn to drive heavy equipment or a semi-tractor-trailer on their private highway and simulator. The school is approved by the State of Florida and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Since 1978 they have trained over 40,000 students and have maintained a 100% job placement rate! They offer several options for tuition assistance including income sharing, which allows you to pay down your tuition after you gain employment.


Washburn Institute of Technology - Estimated Cost: $12,807.00


State Technical College of Missouri - Estimated Cost: $7,361.00


Southern Oklahoma Technology Center - Estimated Cost: $1,378.00

Address: 2610 Sam Noble Parkway, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401
Website: www.sotech.edu/


Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics - Estimated Cost: $25,250.00

Address: 5 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 15122
Website: pia.edu/

School Details

Enrollment: 609
Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 67%

Schuylkill Technology Center - Estimated Cost: $7,454.00

Address: 101 Technology Dr, Frackville, Pennsylvania 17931

School Details

Enrollment: 58
Campus Setting: Rural: Fringe
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 85%

Bridgerland Technical College - Estimated Cost: $7,845.00

Address: 1301 North 600 West, Logan, Utah 84321
Website: btech.edu/


Caterpillar Operator Training

Address: Various

School Details

Caterpillar offers hands-on and classroom training in their Edwards, Illinois and Tinaja Hills, Arizona facilities.


Heavy Equipment Colleges of America

Address: Various Locations

School Details

The Heavy Equipment Colleges of America offers 4 locations across the US and provides heavy equipment operations training using the Adaptable Equipment Proficiency Test program. This program is a recognized certification for most heavy equipment. Crane operators will be certified under the Certification of Crane Operators.

The school offers financing, grants, and VA benefits and offers job placement assistance.


International Union of Operating Engineers - Estimated Cost: NA


School Details

With over 1,000 instructors and many locations throughout the United States and Canada, IUOE is a great choice for learning how to handle heavy duty equipment. Each location offers different types of opportunities for training and apprenticeships. Classroom instruction, simulators, and working onsite with an experienced journeyman are all parts of the training you will receive.

No data is available for costs, you will need to contact the school to get more information.


Performance Training Solutions


School Details

Performance Training Solutions has several locations where students can receive heavy equipment training. In just a few weeks you can be ready to work as an entry-level skid steer, wheel loader, or backhoe operator. Classes are taught by NCCER craft instructors or master trainers.


APC Crane Training

Address: Various

School Details

APC Crane training offers classroom and field training in classrooms across the country in a variety of cities. They only offer training and certification for crane operators. Courses include aerial lift, forklift, mobile crane operator, overhead crane training, rigging, and signalperson.


Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB)

Address: Various
Website: www.cicb.com/

School Details

Campus Setting: No
Housing: No

CICB has been training crane and rigging professionals since 1969. They have locations in Florida, Texas, and Arizona.


West Coast Training

Address: 3805 Dike Road, Woodland, WA 98674-9725

School Details

Learn how to master a variety of heavy equipment like dozers, cranes, excavators, loaders, and more at West Coast Training’s California trade school. Their courses meet all guidelines set by the NCCER and NCCCO.

Most courses included classroom and hands-on instruction for a length of 4-28 weeks, depending on the program you select. A variety of financial aid and career services are available to students.


Mid-State Technical College - Estimated Cost: $9,316.00


Nicolet Area Technical College - Estimated Cost: $5,933.00

Address: 5364 College Drive, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501-0518


Northwood Technical College - Estimated Cost: $11,008

Address: 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871-8727


Associated Training Services

Address: 7190 Elder Lane Sun Prairie, WI 53590

School Details

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Disclaimer: Blue Collar Brain makes no recommendation or endorsement of any of the schools listed. All schools listed are from research we have done using a variety of sources. No verification of accreditation or school reviews have been done. We recommend you do your due diligence before enrolling in any of the schools listed.