Heavy Equipment Operation Technician
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 the 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
Overall employment of construction equipment operators is projected to grow 12% from 2016 to 2026.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $20.44 hourly or $42,520 annually.
The entire program is 600 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program. Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP B||Tractor Operator||150 Hours|
|OCP C||Off-road Equipment Operator 1||300 Hours|
|Total Hours: 600|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Heavy Equipment Operation Technician is available at the following school (s):
|Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Construction Equipment Operators, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/construction-equipment-operators.htm.