Heavy Equipment Colleges of America are private training schools specializing in heavy equipment and crane operation. With six locations across the country, our facilities provide an education to many students interested in learning more about skilled trades conveniently close to home. HEC has locations in the following states:
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. This has been our goal since the very beginning.
We are proud to offer a wide range of training programs for a variety of heavy equipment and crane operations. Our locations have been named approved testing sites for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
HEC is hard to beat when it comes to providing the most effective possible learning environment tailored to the needs of students. This includes offering things like three week classes, textbook, and instruction. At our locations, you will get your hands dirty and your mind working!
We are committed to being a leading educational institution offering effective training while maintaining a high standard of quality and integrity. We offer our services to the public for the purpose of helping career-transitioning individuals gain stable employment in the heavy equipment and crane industry.
Our commitment is to you and your future, and you can rest assured that we will work with you to ensure you are poised and prepared for success.
Are you interested in learning more about training with HEC? Contact us today for more information.
*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.
CALIFORNIA LOCATION ONLY: Heavy Equipment College of America is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. (https://www.bppe.ca.gov/). Access all Catalogs, Student Performance Fact Sheets and Brochures here.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is the government agency responsible for determining eligibility for VA education benefits and for authorizing payment for the benefits. If you have questions about the available benefits or your eligibility, please contact our admissions office at 888- 709-5007. You may also visit https://www.gibill.va.gov to learn more about the available benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Heavy Equipment Colleges of America cannot guarantee employment or career advancement or any particular earnings or salary.
OKLAHOMA LOCATION ONLY: Heavy Equipment Colleges of America has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The school’s programs are approved by TWC. Students must address their concerns about this school of any of its educational programs by following the grievance process outlined in the school’s catalog. Students dissatisfied with the school’s response to their complaint or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with TWC, as well as with other relevant agencies or accreditors, if applicable. Information on filing a complaint with TWC can be found on TWC’s website at www.texasworkforce.org/careerschoolstudents.
Heavy Equipment Colleges of America endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and provides training to prepare candidates for CCO examinations.
*SkillBridge prepares service members for civilian employment through first-class apprenticeships, on-the-job training, job shadowing, internships and employment skills training. Service members are eligible to participate in a SkillBridge up to 180 days prior to separation. To be considered for an open seat in a SkillBridge you must contact the POC at the installation where you want to attend a SkillBridge and submit your commander authorized/signed participation memo in advance of the start date.
WIOA/TAA funded training may be provided only to individuals who qualify for the program and not only if funds are available.