Heavy Equipment Operations Technician Program

Worker operating heavy equipment to make roads

A field that is diverse and on the cutting-edge.


Get started as a heavy equipment operator. This 600 hours heavy equipment operation program will prepare the student with simulators as well as hands-on-training using the high-quality equipment. Training includes basic equipment maintenance and safety. Graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as entry-level operators.

Career Opportunities:

  • Skid Steer Loader
  • Backhoe Loader
  • Bulldozer
  • CB-24 Double Roller (for Blue Top Road Work)
  • Motor Grader-120M
  • Water Truck
  • Dump Truck
  • Wheel Loader

Employment Outlook:

Overall employment of construction equipment operators is projected to grow 12% from 2016 to 2026.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $18.70 hourly or $38,890 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 600 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AHeavy Equipment Maintenance Technician150 Hours
OCP BTractor Operator150 Hours
OCP COff-road Equipment Operator 1300 Hours
Total Hours: 600

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Heavy Equipment Operation Technician is available at the following school (s):

Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 557-1100
Danielle Taylor
Jackie Benjamin
Vanessa Torres
Elizabeth Forero
Ext. 2230
Ext. 2215
Ext. 2250
Ext. 2216