HEC’s Ft. Irwin location serves active duty military members through the SkillBridge. SkillBridgeat the Ft. Irwin location provides career training in crane operation that helps active duty troops to make the transition to a civilian occupation more smoothly upon completion of their service. In addition to career training, CSPs offer other resources and opportunities for active duty personnel, such as apprenticeships, on-the-job training, job shadowing, internships and employment skills training.
Our California – Ft. Irwin location is one of six locations across the nation. The other six include:
We’re dedicated to preparing our students for their future careers as crane operators. Our programs combine practical application and classroom discussion that promotes a deep comprehension of the subject matter. The mix of hands-on learning and mastery of textbook technical knowledge helps equip students with the skills they need to excel in the field. You can enroll in our programs knowing we will strive to provide you with one of the best heavy equipment educations around.
At our California – Ft. Irwin location, we are proud to offer students the following program:
HEC’s Ft. Irwin location is an approved testing site by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). This means you can take the certification exam at our location after finishing the Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Mobile Crane program.
After completing your training at Heavy Equipment College of America’s California – Ft. Irwin location, you will be ready to apply for a variety of jobs operating mobile cranes. Some of these categories include:
More About SkillBridge Eligibility
The SkillBridge prepare service members for civilian employment through first-class apprenticeships, on-the-job training, job shadowing, internships and employment skills training. Managed by HQ IMCOM, SkillBridge/ prepare service members for civilian employment at the end of their military service.
Service members can participate in an SkillBridge up to 180 days prior to being discharged. The use of permissive temporary duty (PTDY) to attend a SkillBridge more than 50 miles away from the service members duty station may be granted at the Commander’s discretion. PTDY authority requires Commanders to establish command and control procedures and to ensure accountability throughout the SkillBridge. Service members must also be counseled on their financial responsibilities during PTDY status to attend an approved SkillBridge for more than 50 miles from their duty station.
Are you interested in learning more about how our program can help set you up for your return to civilian life? Schedule a visit to our California – Ft. Irwin location to see for yourself the kind of learning experience we’ve carefully tailored to ensure our students’ success. For even more information or for assistance finding our location, contact us today! One of our admissions representatives will be happy to help answer your questions and guide you through the enrollment process.
Heavy Equipment Colleges of America – California Ft. Irwin
Fort Irwin, CA
This institution 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. You can learn more about BPPE at their website: www.bppe.ca.gov.
You can download a copy of our San Bernardino Location Catalog and Enrollment Agreement here:
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.