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Facts to Consider about Crane Operator Training Programs

Are you considering becoming a crane operator? Prior to achieving that goal, it’s important to consider the facts about the endeavor you’re looking to take on. Fortunately for you, we’ve laid out some of the most common factors people take into account when deciding if becoming a crane operator is for them.

What’s entailed in Training?

The best way to prepare yourself to enter the field of crane operation is to enroll in a training program at a trade school in your area. In such programs, through a combination of classroom and hands-on training, you will gain the necessary skills to become a successful operator. You will become well versed in subjects like safety, operator responsibilities and crane maintenance. An education in crane operation at a trade school also gives you the opportunity to pick the brains of your instructors, who typically have significant experience in the profession.

Time

Many trade schools provide comprehensive training in a few weeks. You can gain an essential base of crane operation knowledge without being in school for years. Enrolling in a trade school program gives you the potential to get a return on your investment in yourself sooner than other postsecondary programs do.

Money

Obviously, time isn’t the only kind of investment you would be making when looking into crane operator programs; there’s also the financial aspect. The cost of attendance varies by school and program, but considering the brevity of most programs relative to other college programs, the financial burden likely won’t be as large. Also, most schools offer financial aid and other ways of financing your education. Benefits for current and former military personnel are common offerings as well. 

Certification

New OSHA regulations recently went into effect that require all mobile crane operators in construction, to be certified in the type of crane(s) they use. Employers are also responsible for documenting employee competency. What does this mean for you, the prospective crane operator? Simply, you will have to pass a certification exam issued by an accredited body, such as the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). Don’t sweat it too much, because an educational program will help prepare you to pass your certification exam.

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Where It Will Take You

Once you complete a training program and have your certification under your belt, you can take advantage of a plentiful job market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a 9 percent increase in Crane and Tower operators through 2026. Because construction is done almost everywhere across the country, there is a wide array of places you can work. Be sure to take advantage of your school’s alumni network and meet with any recruiters who come to campus.

Now that you have taken these factors into consideration, you can make a more informed decision about becoming a crane operator. There’s no better place to prepare for a meaningful career in the heavy equipment industry than a Heavy Equipment Colleges of America campus.

Lift Your Career to New Heights at HEC

At Heavy Equipment Colleges of America, you will learn the essential skills to succeed as a crane operator. HEC has seven campuses across the country, each full of instructors who pride themselves on providing practical heavy equipment education tailored to its students’ individual needs. HEC’s mobile crane and lattice boom crane programs offer the perfect mix of textbook learning and hands-on experience to adequately prepare you for a variety of work in crane operation.

HEC has over a decade of experience training heavy equipment operators. All seven campuses are approved testing sites for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America offers comprehensive heavy equipment operating courses that can be completed in as soon as three weeks. This may provide you with the knowledge and competence you need to start your new career. Don’t wait; hop into the driver seat of your new career. Learn more about HEC’s programs or schedule a tour of the campus nearest you by logging on to https://heavyequipmentcollege.com/.

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Locations

CA – San Bernardino:  1955 W. 9th Street | San Bernardino, CA 92411
 
CA – Ft. Irwin:  306 Langford Lake Road | Bld # TR0403 | CA 92310
(Location is on a military base and is VETERAN ONLY – Career Skills Program (CSP)*)
 
Georgia:  581 Sigman Road, Suite 300 | Conyers, GA 30013
 
North Carolina:  1909 Bragg Blvd, Suite 94 | Fayetteville, NC 28303
 
Oklahoma:  6101 W. Reno Avenue, Suite 1000 | Oklahoma City, OK 73127
 
Washington:  4701 McChord Drive SW | Lakewood, WA 98499
(Location is on military base and is VETERAN ONLY – Career Skills Program (CSP)*and VA Education Benefits)

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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.

*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. Soldiers are eligible to participate in an Army CSP up to 180 days prior to separation from the Army and after completion of the mandatory 5-day SFL-TAP workshop. To be considered for an open seat in a CSP you must contact the POC at the installation where you want to attend a CSP 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.