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Heavy Equipment Operator Level 1

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G3 FastForward This is a G3 FastForward Grant Program: These programs are short-term training courses resulting in industry credentials for high-demand professions in our region. If you have been a Virginia resident for at least the past 12 months, you may be able to take this class for 1/3 of the full cost (FastForward price) or at $0 cost if you qualify for G3. See our G3 Financial Assistance Grant information. Please contact our office via phone (540-868-7021) or email prior to registering.

Heavy Equipment Operator Program Pricing:
  • Regular/Full Price: $2,994
  • FastForward Price: $998
  • FastForward plus G3 Price: $0
Course Description:

Become a heavy equipment operator and earn an industry-recognized credential. The Heavy Equipment Operator program was developed to meet the growing employment demands for equipment operators.

This class serves as the first level of training in the Heavy Equipment Operator program. Students will learn the following content: core craft skills, 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 replicate real-life operating scenarios through rotation-motion platforms and high-resolution 3D displays for excavator and wheel loader equipment.

Class Details

22 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon, Wed

Laurel Ridge Middletown Campus

Brian Callis 

CEUs : 8.8



Please read:  I am enrolling in this class as part of the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG). As a condition to receiving a grant, I agree to the following terms and conditions as specified on this site: WCG Release Form.



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/20/2023 - 5/3/2023 Weekly - Mon, Wed 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM Middletown, Laurel Ridge Middletown Campus  Map, Room: Smith 212 (Lab) Brian Callis 

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