With a job market full of new graduates and experienced professionals alike, competition in certain industries can be tough. Doesn’t it make sense to opt for an industry that is actively creating new jobs to accommodate high demand? At HEC, we think so. In fact, we believe investing in an education that focuses on the skilled trades involved in heavy equipment and crane operation will serve you well and lead to a satisfying and reliable career. This is one of the reasons why we have worked hard to create training facilities that are designed to bring students both hands-on experience as well as textbook knowledge.
Today, we are proud to serve students all across the United States of America. We offer our services in six locations spanning from California to North Carolina. Take a look below for more information about our different locations and what they offer.
North Carolina: Located in Fayetteville, this location was founded in August of 2006. This facility was created to help provide students in the area with a first-rate education focused upon heavy equipment and crane operations. Their skilled instructors are happy to provide students with the skills necessary to succeed in this growing field.
Georgia: Located in Stonecrest and founded in August of 2006, our Georgia location has been helping students excel in various skilled trades for over a decade. This location is proud to offer different programs targeted to help individuals pick up the kind of entry-level skills they need to find a job in this in-demand field.
Oklahoma: Located in Oklahoma City and founded in August of 2006, this location serves students in the area with a first-class educational facility designed to help them thrive. They believe that skilled trades, particularly those in the heavy equipment and crane operations are an important part of the future, and work hard to create a learning environment specifically designed to help students succeed.
California – San Bernardino: Located in San Bernardino, this location aims to serve students interested in learning more about the heavy equipment and crane operations industry. This location is proud to offer different programs targeted to help individuals pick up the kind of entry-level skills they need to find a job in this in-demand field.
California – Ft. Irwin (*SkillBridge only): Located in Ft. Irwin, this location serves active duty military members. HEC is proud to be approved for VA education. Helping military members transition and to have the ability to land an entry level job in the heavy equipment industry.
Washington (*SkillBridge only): Founded in Lakewood, our location in Washington is proud to offer a mobile crane training program to veterans through the Army’s Career Skills Program. This location is an approved testing site by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
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.
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.