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Next Certificate Program Start: 06/06/2022

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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


At Heavy Equipment Colleges of America, we believe that the future still lies within skilled trades. That’s not just an idle guess, either, but one that is backed up by information obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)*.  Crane operators are projected to play an increasingly important role in society throughout the coming years. 

We strive to build the best curriculum for our students. Our programs are designed to help students learn a wide variety of skills through both practical experience and textbook information. At our locations, you get the advantage of hands-on experience without losing the valuable information that textbooks and classroom discussions can bring.

Our Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Mobile Crane program is designed to give you both practical experience and classroom interaction when it comes to the fundamentals of crane operation. This includes learning about things like crane set-up, lift planning, rigging and signaling, and load dynamics. Our experienced instructors will help ensure that you have the experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to succeed in this particular area.


We work hard to make sure you receive an education that combines practical experience and supplementary knowledge to help create capable and well-rounded professionals who succeed. Our staff believes learning should be a great experience, tailored to students’ needs in order to give them the best chance of success possible – and it is with this in mind that we teach every program.

Making the decision to attend class at one of our locations means making the decision to invest in your future.  Some of the valuable experience and specific benefits that you can expect to gain from our Certificate of Heavy Equipment Operations – Mobile Crane program include:

  • Practical Experience: In this program, we will focus on providing our students with the kind of hands-on training and field experience necessary to help prepare them for future work.
  • Three Week Program:
  • Life is, in general, a busy time for many individuals. At Heavy Equipment Colleges of America, we recognize that not everyone can easily devote years of their life to pursuing higher education. Our programs are accelerated and can be completed in as quickly as three weeks.
  • Multiple Locations: We offer classes at multiple locations. These include:
    • Georgia
    • Oklahoma
    • California – San Bernardino
    • Washington (*Location is Veteran Only – DOD SkillBridge/ and VA Education Benefits)
  • Certification:  The NCCCO program utilizes an outcome-based assessment approach. This provides an objective evaluation that meets industry and regulatory standards and accurately measures knowledge and abilities. NCCCO aims to enhance lifting equipment safety, reduce workplace risk, improve performance records, stimulate training, and give due recognition to the professionals who work in, with, and around cranes. Getting a certification at HEC prepares students with the entry-level skills that employers are looking for.

Career Outlook

The demand for skilled and knowledgeable crane operators is projected to continue to grow over the next ten years. According to the BLS as mentioned above, the field of crane operation stands to grow as much as five percent from 2020 to 2030. When you complete your training at HEC, you will be ready to join a growing field with a variety of job opportunities around the country.


We are committed to offering our students a comprehensive and complete education. Our programs are designed for the professional who wants hands-on experience along with their classroom discussions, and will get you through the training period and into a job as quickly as possible.

Are you ready to begin your new career? Contact us for more information about how we can help you learn the skills necessary for success.

Program availability varies by location.

School Performance Fact Sheet

Construction Equipment Operators Additional Information

Mobile Crane Operators Additional Information


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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. ( 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 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: 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.

Equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.