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The Heavy Equipment Operations programs are divided into three parts based on the level of difficulty and the different types of heavy equipment used in today's earthmoving and excavating industries:

Heavy Equipment Operations Distance Program - 1:

  • Introduction to the Trade
  • Heavy Equipment Safety
  • Identification of Heavy Equipment
  • Basic Operational Techniques
  • Tractors
  • Grades, Part 1
  • Dump Trucks
  • Loaders
  • Backhoes

 

Heavy Equipment Operations Distance Program - 2:

  • Introduction to Earthmoving
  • Rollers
  • Dozers
  • Scrapers
  • Forklifts
  • Excavation Math
  • Grades, Part 2
  • Civil Blueprint Reading

 

Heavy Equipment Operations Distance Program - 3:

  • Advanced Operational Techniques
  • Excavators
  • Motor Graders
  • Finishing and Grading
  • Soils
  • Principles of HEO Leadership

 

The Mobile Crane Operations programs are divided into three parts based on the level of difficulty. The Mobile Crane program one includes the Level One and Level Two text books with program two including the Level Three text. The Mobile Crane Program - III is the preparation for the written and practical certification testing through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

 

Mobile Crane Operation Distance Program - 1 & 2:

  • Introduction to the Trade
  • Basic Principles of Cranes
  • Rigging Practice
  • Crane Safety
  • Operating a Crane
  • Communication
  • Machine Power Flow
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Computer Aids/Operator Aids
  • And Much More

 

Mobile Crane Operation Distance Program - 3:

  • Load Charts
  • Advanced Operational Techniques
  • Telescopic Boom Attachments Assembly and Disassembly
  • Lift Planning
  • Lattice Boom Attachments Assembly and Disassembly
  • Hoisting Personnel
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Transporting Requirements

 

Mobile Crane Operation Distance Program - 3 (NCCCO prep):

  • Introduction & Glossary
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Site Review & Set-Up
  • Operations
  • Conditions Affecting Operations
  • Basic Rigging & Wire Rope
  • Maintenance & Inspection
  • Load Charts
  • Crane Types

 

After reading each module in your text books, you may take the module review quizzes at the end of the module.

After completing a distance learning program, you may enroll in one of our resident training programs. These programs have separate tuition costs. The cost of the distance learning programs can be credited toward your resident training tuition. You can apply for the resident programs by clicking here.

Once you have been approved for enrollment and have arranged financing for your resident training, you will be on your way to getting in the seat of many types of heavy equipment or cranes, and learning the practical aspects heavy equipment or crane operation.

We have resident training locations throughout the country offering short-term hands-on training programs that will get you the experience you need to become a heavy equipment operator or crane operator.

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