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Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator or Construction equipment operators drive, maneuver, or control the heavy machinery used to construct roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures. Construction equipment operators typically do the following:
  • Check to make sure that equipment functions properly
  • Clean, maintain, and make basic repairs to equipment
  • Report malfunctioning equipment to supervisors
  • Move levers, push pedals, or turn valves to activate power equipment
  • Drive and maneuver equipment
  • Coordinate machine actions with crew members in response to hand or audio signals

  • Annual Apprenticeship Program Includes:

  • Registration of Apprentice with D.C. and/or Maryland (if apprenticed) 
  • Attending Council meetings with and on behalf of Registered Employers 
  • Monitoring Apprentice annual progression  
  • Monthly on-site class evaluation for testing and hands-on 
  • Monitoring monthly grades and attendance reporting 
  • Monitoring monthly off-site OJT reporting  
  • Monitor and submission of NCCER Student Certification material
  • Instructor, Lab and Book Fees
  • Course Work 

    Heavy Equipment 1

    Includes registration fee, books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Heavy Equipment Safety
    • Identification of Heavy Equipment
    • Basic Operational Techniques
    • Utility Tractors
    • Introduction to Earth Moving
    • Grades

    $2.600 ABC Member Rate* 
    $3,900 Non-Member Rate*
    *does not include C.O.R.E.

    Day: Tuesday
    Time: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm






    Heavy Equipment 2

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • On-road Dump Trucks
    • Scrapers
    • Loaders
    • Rough Terrain Forklifts
    • Excavation Math
    • Interpreting Civil Drawings
    • Site Work
    • Skid Steers
    • Soils

    $2.600 ABC Member Rate* 
    $3,900 Non-Member Rate*

    Day: Tuesday
    Time: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm



    Heavy Equipment 3

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Compaction Equipment
    • Off-road Dump Trucks
    • Backhoes
    • Dozers
    • Excavators
    • Motor Graders
    • Finishing and Grading

    $2.600 ABC Member Rate* 
    $3,900 Non-Member Rate*

    Day: Thursday
    Time: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm