Heavy Equipment Operator Level 1
Heavy Equipment Operator Level 1
FastForward Tuition Assistance available for eligible students
Become a heavy equipment operator and earn an industry-recognized credential while learning an in-demand trade in a growing field.

Our Heavy Equipment Operator(HEO) Level 1 program consists of the Core Craft Skills class and HEO Level 1 class. Students will learn orientation to the trade, heavy equipment safety, identification of heavy equipment, basic operational techniques, utility tractors, introduction to earthmoving, interpreting civil drawings, and using simulator exercises for equipment basic controls, loading and unloading, excavating, and trenching.

Students receive hands-on training using simulators, which replicates real-life operating scenarios through rotation-motion platforms and high-resolution 3D displays for excavator and wheel loader equipment.

FastForward Tuition Assistance is available to eligible students. For questions or to learn more, please contact us today at (540) 937-2915 .

Virginia Employment Outlook
Median Wage-$22.06 an hr./$45,890 a yr.
Projected Growth 12-13% through 2024 - faster than avg.

Employment Outlook Information provided by onetonline.org
Heavy Equipment Operator Level 1 Program-*Tuition:$2748

Core Craft Skills -Tuition: $600

Co-requisite: Core Craft Skills

*FastForward Tuition Assistance available to eligible students.