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Next Certificate Program Start: 06/06/2022
Next Associate Degree Program Start: 07/05/2022


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  Locations –  California, Georgia, Oklahoma

  Program Length – 3 Weeks

OverviewBenefitsCareer OutlookCurriculum


Many students struggle when it comes to making a decision about what kind of job they want for the duration of their working years. Due to the increasingly digital and automated nature of today’s professional and personal landscapes, careers focusing on computers and their peripherals are becoming popular. With that said, it is important to note that skilled trades are still an important part of modern society. In fact, they are perhaps more important than ever before precisely because so many students are avoiding them in favor of other options.

Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Level II is a course that is designed to take the skills you learned in Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Level I and continue to build on those skills. In this course, you will receive the additional training and experience that will help qualify you for more in-depth and complex roles in the heavy equipment industry.


We offer a curriculum comprised of both hands-on experience and textbook learning that leads to well-rounded and capable professionals. We believe learning is an experience–but even more than that, we believe learning should be a great experience. That is why we are proud to offer courses that have been carefully constructed to give our students the best chance of success as possible.

Benefits of this program include:

  • Hands-On Training: At HEC, students get to work on real equipment; this is the biggest benefit of our training. We will continue to focus on providing our students with important hands-on training that helps prepare them for their future work. This includes learning more about complex operations that grant you the knowledge and skills needed to help you stand out from the other candidates.
  • Three-Week Program: Life is busy and not everyone has the time to devote years of their life to higher education. This is especially true of the skilled trades, where you want to find an entry-level job as quickly as possible and continue any specialized training as mandated by your employer. To help get you out of the classroom and into a position, we offer this program so you can finish in as little as three weeks.
  • Multiple Locations: We have locations all across the United States. Find a location nearest to your home and conveniently train for your new career.
  • Certification: Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Level II training will qualify you for the ADEPT (Adaptable Equipment Proficiency Testing) exam and certification, a nationally-recognized heavy equipment operations certification valued by employers across the country.

Career Outlook

The demand for knowledgeable and skilled heavy equipment operators is projected to continue to grow over the next ten years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the field of heavy equipment operation stands to grow as much as five percent from 2020 to 2030.  When you complete your training, you will be able to join a growing field with a variety of job opportunities around the country.


Our locations are dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive education. Our advanced, Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Level II course is designed as a three-week course that will take the practical understanding granted to students via our introductory course and expand on that information. We will focus on acquiring the skills to operate a hydraulic excavator, for example, and we will also work to supplement your knowledge of the dozer. More specifically, you will learn about advanced rough grading techniques, advanced instruction in excavation backfill, and finish grade techniques.

Are you ready to continue on the path to acquiring the education and skills you need to succeed in the field of heavy equipment operations? For more information, contact us today. We can talk about the next steps and help you enroll in the course. Best of all, you will be one step closer to starting a career you will truly love once you have finished our Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Level II course. We are excited to have you and help you throughout your journey. At HEC, we have built a program that revolves around you. Come see for yourself how it works!

Program availability varies by locations.

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OKLAHOMA LOCATION ONLY: This school has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The TWC-assigned school number is: S2698 . The school’s programs are approved by TWC, as well as Accrediting Commission of Careers Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). 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

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.

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