Heavy Equipment Operator/CDL

Heavy Equipment Operator/CDL

Certificate Description

Heavy Equipment Operator/CDL provides an introduction to the heavy equipment industry and basic heavy equipment operation. Topics include OSHA construction safety, orientation to the trade, heavy equipment safety, identification of heavy equipment, basic operational techniques, tractors, grades, and introduction to earthmoving. More than half of the students training time will be spent on heavy equipment. Students will then focus on the CDL portion of the program which provides students the opportunity to obtain a Bridgerland Technical College certificate in the CDL industry. Highly skilled, industry-trained instructors will guide students through hands-on and individualized instruction to meet the occupational goals of each student. Topics include preparing for the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles temporary commercial driver license (CDL) learner permit, truck usage, fuel, behind-the-wheel training, and obtaining a Class A CDL license. This program supports the Bridgerland Technical College mission to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and hands-on technical education to the Bear River Region.
 

Objectives

  • Students will learn basic operational techniques for the various equipment.
  • Students will successfully perform and engage in grading and earthmoving practices.
  • Students will safely operate heavy equipment such as dump trucks, loaders, excavators, backhoes, and skid steers.
  • Students research the heavy equipment industry jobs, develop a current resume, and successfully perform a job interview.
  • Students will learn the basics of excavation math.
  • Students will learn about different soils and additives used in the construction industry.
  • Students will learn to read grade stakes.
  • Students will obtain the Class A CDL Learner’s Permit.
  • Students will correctly demonstrate how to fill out, complete, and maintain a logbook.
  • Students will correctly perform trip planning exercises.
  • Students will correctly and safely perform a pre-trip check.
  • Students will safely perform all driving activities required to pass a Class A CDL skills test through the Driver’s License Division.
Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

WorkKeys Assessment: WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 3) and Workplace Observation (Level 2). Schedule an appointment here or call (435) 750-3188. Need a review? Enroll directly in Academic Learning.

Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 930 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment.

Individuals must hold a current driver’s license and be at least 18 years old to register. Students must also have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent.

During the first week of training, students will be required to schedule, obtain, and pass a Drug Screen and a DOT physical.

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Employment Outlook
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The first step is to fill out the application for Bridgerland Technical College found below. Choose Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for your Program of Interest.

Logan Campus Application

Pre-Enrollment: WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 3) and Workplace Oberservation (Level 2). Schedule an appointment here or call (435) 750-3188. Need a review? Enroll directly in Academic Learning.
Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 930 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment. Please email your ACT/SAT scores to studentservices@btech.edu. If you do not have ACT/SAT scores, schedule your assessment below.

Schedule Appointment in Logan

Individuals must hold a current driver license and be at least 18 years old to register. Students must also have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent.

Please see the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or Heavy Equipment Operator web page for class information.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$4,150 - Tuition does not include retesting fees - this is an estimate.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Half down upfront with the remaining balance divided. Call (435) 753-6780 for payment plan options.

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - West

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
600 Hours - 5-6 months
Hours per Week
30
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Not available

Adult Students:
Mon - Fri, 8 am - 2:30 pm. Classes begin approximately every 5 weeks.
For class dates and times please refer to the CDL Program Page.

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 94%
Job Placement: 73%
Licensure: 100%
Withdrawal: 6%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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A Little About Bridgerland Technical College

The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies. This hands-on technical education provides occupational education, skills training, and workforce development to support the educational and economic development of the Bear River Region.

 

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Additional Information

HEERF I, II, and III Required Reporting

 

Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Contact Us

Logan Campus - Main (Office)
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016