Heavy Equipment Colleges of America

This location was created to help ensure an education for active duty military members and veterans (*CSP) interested in learning the skilled trade of heavy equipment operation. HEC has been named an approved testing site by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). You can enroll in our programs with confidence and rest assured knowing we will strive to provide you with one of the best educations around.

Our Washington location is one of seven locations across the nation. These include:

  Programs Offered

We believe in ensuring that our students are well prepared for their future careers, and that includes hands-on experience as well as textbook education. To that end, our program is a mix between practical application and classroom discussion that promotes a deep comprehension of the subject matter. The program that we are proud to offer to our students at this location is:

Once you’ve finished your classroom and skill training at Heavy Equipment College of America in Washington, you will be ready to apply for many different jobs in construction. This includes:

  • Commonly-used Mobile Cranes
  • Safety Operations
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Site Management and Preparation
  • Trenching
  • Residential and Commercial Construction
  • Road Construction
  • Underground and Utilities
  • Excavation
  • Oil/gas
  • Waste/recycling
  • Mining


Interested in learning more about our program? Schedule a visit to our location and see for yourself the kind of learning experience that we have carefully crafted to ensure our students’ success. You can use the map below to help plan out the most efficient route from your home. For even more information or for clarification about how to find our location, contact us today! Our admissions team is always happy to help answer your questions and provide guidance wherever possible.

Contact Information:

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America – Washington
4701 McChord Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

(800) 536-1503

*The Army’s Career Skills Program (CSP) prepares soldiers for civilian employment through first-class apprenticeships, on-the-job training, job shadowing, internships and employment skills training.