Next Certificate Program Start: 05/30/2023  |  Next Associate Degree Program Start: 07/10/2023

Next Certificate Program Start: 06/06/2022  |  Next Associate Degree Program Start: 07/05/2022

Next Certificate Program Start: 05/30/2023  |  Next Associate Degree Program Start: 07/10/2023


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Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) is a private education and training school specializing in training entry-level heavy equipment and crane operators. Founded in 2006, HEC is proud to offer a wide range of training programs focused around equipment such as wheel loader, backhoe, bulldozer, excavator, mobile crane and lattice boom crawler crane. Our locations that offer crane certifications are approved testing sites by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Level I and Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Level II training will qualify you to take the ADEPT (Adaptable Equipment Proficiency Testing) exam, a nationally-recognized heavy equipment operations certification.

With multiple locations across the country, our facilities provide an education to many students interested in learning more about skilled trades while trying to stay closer to home. HEC’s four locations:

  • Georgia
  • Oklahoma
  • California – San Bernardino
  • Washington (Location is Veteran Only – DoD Skillbridge* and VA Education Benefits)

Each of our locations is devoted to carefully training students in heavy equipment and crane operation, and aims to give them the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. 

Operators for heavy equipment and cranes are very important to the success of construction sites across the country. In as little as three weeks, you can get the entry-level training, skills and certification you need to start a career as an operator.

For more information regarding our locations, please feel free to contact the location in question directly.

*The DoD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects Service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences.


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