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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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HEC Alumni Spotlight William Stoltenberg

January 4, 2018

2017 Level II graduate, William Stoltenberg, discusses why he decided to continue his education, even with over 16 years of experience in heavy equipment operations! Stoltenberg firmly believes that continuing his training will help him explore more career opportunities in project management, so that is why he decided to take…

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5 Benefits of Heavy Equipment Training

December 21, 2017

Whether you are a heavy equipment novice or an experienced operator looking to advance your career, completing a heavy equipment training program offers a number of important professional benefits. Here’s a look at five of the biggest: Professional Certification: Most heavy equipment operator schools offer education and training programs…

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How To Become A Heavy Equipment Operator

December 13, 2017

Are you looking to build your skills and join a booming industry? Whether you are a novice or an experienced regular in this industry, obtaining Heavy Equipment Training can provide you with outstanding benefits. These programs are the pathway to enhance your confidence, employability, mobility opportunities, and even your wages…

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HEC Alumni Spotlight: Terrance Hamilton

November 15, 2017

Watch this short clip, where 2017 graduate, Terrance Hamilton, discusses why he loves the program he selected here at HEC! With a variety of programs to choose from, students have endless possibilities that lead into several career outlooks including equipment operation, site management and preparation, and road construction! If you…

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6 Things You Learn in Heavy Equipment College

September 18, 2017

Heavy equipment courses, like those offered on the seven campuses of the Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC), prepare graduates to enter as operators running a number of types of heavy equipment in a wide range of work environments. Here’s a look at some of the common things you…

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5 Benefits of Heavy Equipment Training

August 28, 2017

Whether you are a heavy equipment novice or an experienced operator looking to advance your career, completing a heavy equipment training program offers a number of important professional benefits. Here’s a look at five of the biggest: Professional Certification: Most heavy equipment operator schools offer education and training programs…

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Salaries Remain High in the Construction Industry

January 31, 2017

According to a recent survey conducted by NCCER, skilled craft professionals continue to earn top dollar, with notably high salaries in the construction industry. Heavy equipment operators are among some of the professions that earn more than $60,000 annually. Since many in this profession receive overtime, per diem, project…

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