Heavy Equipment Operation Program / Course

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 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:

Job opportunities for Heavy Equipment Operators are expected to grow 10% from 2014 to 2024. Continued improvement in equipment is expected to raise worker productivity. Employment is projected to increase, faster than average, as population and business growth create a need for new houses, industrial facilities, schools, hospitals, offices, and other structures.


The average wage for this career is $17.46 hourly or $36,320 annually.


Location and Hours:

  • Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 600 Hours)