Getting to Know Compact Excavators

September 25, 2018

Compact or mini excavators are relatively new to the heavy equipment industry. The first compact excavators hit the heavy equipment market in Japan during the very late 1960s. It wasn’t until the ’80s that compact excavators made their way to North America. While they are still more popular in…

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Heavy Equipment Machinery for Ground Works

September 13, 2018

Ground work in construction requires a slew of different machines depending on the job. Below are a few different types of heavy equipment machinery commonly used in construction and mining. At the Heavy Equipment Colleges of America, you can learn the essential skills you need to operate heavy equipment such…

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Future of Virtual Reality in Heavy Equipment Training

July 20, 2018

Virtual reality technology is becoming increasingly commonplace and more accessible to the general population. While many people are purchasing VR headsets to play games and experience things they otherwise could not, skilled trade training programs will begin to incorporate similar technologies to take their training to the next level. Heavy…

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Heavy equipment operations campus Locations

June 30, 2018   Heavy Equipment Colleges of America is proud to offer training programs that provide students with the necessary skills, and knowledge, to become a heavy equipment operator. Each campus is devoted to carefully training students, and readying them for a future as a heavy equipment operator…

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The Importance of Heavy Equipment Certification in Construction

April 30, 2018

Technical and practical knowledge of heavy equipment and how to use such machines is a vital part of the job for those who operate them at construction sites and elsewhere. The more certified workers an employer has on-site can drastically reduce the number of potentially fatal workplace mishaps. Education…

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April 30, 2018   HEC student Larry Walden, is a graduate who completed level 1, 2, and crane. When asked about his time at Heavy Equipment Colleges, he replied with a smile, simply saying “it’s awesome”. At HEC, we have excellent training programs that can help students get…

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What to look for when inspecting a Loader Backhoe

April 24, 2018

Inspecting a Backhoe Pre-Shift Inspecting equipment before beginning work in any job setting is important to your own safety and the safety of others. This is especially true when working with heavy equipment machines. Heavy equipment machines are an example of the sort of item you need to inspect…

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5 Reasons to Enroll in a Heavy Equipment Training Program

March 27, 2018

In many ways, heavy equipment machines and their operators helped, and are continuing to help, build America. From roads to bridges to skyscrapers and interstates, the use of heavy equipment has played an integral role in development across the country.   For those of you who are about to enter…

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HEC Alumni Spotlight: Willie Fisher

February 9, 2018

HEC 2017 Graduate, Willie Fisher, chose Heavy Equipment Colleges of America because he is passionate about construction and wanted to get certified! At HEC, we have excellent training programs that can help students get through school and into the workforce quickly! For more information, call us directly to speak with…

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The History of Heavy Equipment: A Timeline

January 18, 2018

The next time you drive through the city or town in which you reside, take a minute to look at the buildings and roads around you. Did you ever stop to think about the process and the work that was required to bring these valuable staples of civilization infrastructure into…

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