Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) is a group of private training and education colleges that specialize in training entry-level heavy equipment and crane operation. With six locations across the country, our education facilities train many students, as well as local businesses, with an interest in learning more about skilled trades in the heavy equipment and crane industries. These industries include, but are not limited to, the following:
This list of our locations are as follows:
HEC is proud to be able to offer our students and our clients a wide range of services when it comes to certification, as well as developing skills that will be useful for a lifetime. We have been perfecting our strategy for more than a decade to ensure that we provide the most effective education and heavy equipment and crane operation training available. We also offer services to businesses in the heavy equipment and crane operations industries.
Are you looking for education or certification options for your employees? We offer industry services tailored to your specific needs. Whether on our site or yours, we are passionate in ensuring that individuals working in heavy equipment or crane operation are as educated and well-trained as possible, and we are happy to bring that passion to your workplace.
Our certifications are ADEPT and NCCCO. Our experienced instructors can make the trip to your business site and get to work training your employees right away.
How can you be sure your workers have the skills and training they need when jobsite safety and productivity are at stake?
Heavy Equipment Certification is the answer.
The Heavy Equipment Certification testing and outcome-based assessment program was created to provide a third-party reliable measurement of the essential skills workers must have to demonstrate proficiency and capability in heavy equipment operations.
The ADEPT program utilizes an outcome-based assessment approach. This provides an objective evaluation that meets industry and regulatory standards and accurately measures knowledge and abilities, including:
We are happy to offer a variety of benefits, including:
There are a wide variety of benefits associated with certification. Some of these include:
Our strategy has been further developed by staff as part of the training curriculum in our locations across the United States, as well as through extensive analysis of actual jobsite experiences in the mining, construction, utility, and equipment manufacturing industries. Exam content and evaluation criteria have also been shaped by the direct assessment of reality-based best practices involving input from training directors, instructors, managers, supervisors, equipment operators and manufacturers.
For more information about our ADEPT certification services, contact us today.
*The DoD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects Service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences.
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.