Construction Equipment Operation

Construction Equipment Operation

bulldozer and grader pushing dirt

Program Duration

1 semester

Program Type

Certificate of Proficiency

Median North Arkansas Salary

Career and Wage Information

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Why Choose This Program

Northark has many different types of heavy equipment including dump trucks, excavators, backhoes, graders, bulldozers and more.


About The Program

The program provides students with a credential preparing them for entry-level positions in the construction industry after a semester of instruction and provides certification of basic operating skills to employers.

Paying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

This certificate can be applied to a 1-year Construction Equipment Operation Technical Certificate.

Faculty Contact

Chad Hathaway
Construction Equipment Operation Instructor

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn and understand the basic safety and operating procedures of the machines used in Heavy Equipment Operations.
  • Obtain the operating skills of a hirable heavy equipment operator, suitable for any jobsite.
  • Have the ability to use the instruments to read grade and make adjustments.
  • Know what materials to use and where to use them.
  • Successfully complete the NCCER Core Curriculum and Heavy Equipment Operations for NCCER credentials.