Heavy Equipment Operations

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation. 490202


The curriculum will introduce and train students in the basic to
advanced skills necessary to pursue a career in heavy equipment
operations. This course covers heavy equipment operations and safety;
types of heavy equipment; demonstrations and practice operating heavy
equipment; grading and earthmoving operations; how to operate a dump
truck, roller, scraper, loader, forklift, backhoe, and excavator;
knowledge of soils and construction site plans; and excavation math
skills. Practice on a construction job site with equipment will be part
of the program. Projects at actual job sites are included. Upon
completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to test
for certification in Forklift Operations, Bobcat Operations, Front End
Loader, Backhoe and OSHA-10, first aid/adult CPR certification and
Certification by the National Center for Construction Education and
Research (NCCER). The certification prepares the student to be employed
in an entry-level or semi-skilled job in the heavy equipment industry.
VACTE provides training, curriculum development and job placement
services for the heavy equipment industry to a targeted group of students.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Valley Academy for Career & Technology Education

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based

National Center for Construction Education and Res

Training Location(s)

3405 E. State Rte. 89A Blag. B

Local WIB

12 - Yavapai County Less

Name of Credential

Industry Certification

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy


Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Arizona Department of Education CTE

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Testing/Exam Fees


In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$75.00 Uniform

Out-of-State/District Tuition


Registration Fee


Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

47-5022.00Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
$25.00 per hour
Required Certification: Arizona Department of Education

Provider Status



3405 E. State Rte. 89A Bldg. B, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326

Phone Number

(928) 634-7131

Fax Number

(928) 649-1775

Last Updated

Mar 16, 2023


Jul 31, 2018


Aug 11, 2024

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