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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

https://youtu.be/_dGrDco2AeM   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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HEC ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: LARRY WALDEN

April 30, 2018

https://youtu.be/u9ku6g4a5wo   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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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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Heavy Equipment Programs

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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