Heavy Equipment Operator

Certificate Description

The Heavy Equipment Operator certificate offers hands-on training, preparing individuals to use machinery to move construction materials, earth, and other heavy materials at construction sites, mines, and sometimes your backyard.

Construction equipment operators use equipment that clears and grades land to prepare it for construction of roads, buildings, and neighborhoods.

The operation of much of this equipment is becoming more complex as a result of computerized controls. Global Positioning System (GPS) technology also is being used to help with grading and leveling activities. In addition to controlling the equipment, construction equipment operators also transport, set up, and inspect the equipment, make adjustments, and perform some maintenance and minor repairs.

Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 2). Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.

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

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Employment Outlook
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Step 1 - Let's Get Started - Admissions

The first step is to fill out the application for Bridgerland Technical College found below. Choose Heavy Equipment Operator for your Program of Interest.

Logan Campus Application

Step 2 - Assessment

Pre-Enrollment: WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 2). Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment or click the link below. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.
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.

Step 3 - Enrollment and Registration

Winter Registration begins December 9 for classes starting after January 1

Class Date Time Code Cost
Dec 9 - Feb 28 (M - F) 8 am - 2:30 pm HEOP1001 05 LC $1325
Jan 27 - Apr 13 (M - F) 8 am - 2:30 pm HEOP1001 06 LC $1325
Mar 2 - May 15 (M - F) 8 am - 2:30 pm HEOP1001 07 LC $1325


Please contact a Student Services Representative to complete your enrollment. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, Student Services can be reached at 435-753-6780 or studentservices@btech.edu.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$1,325 - this is an estimate.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: No

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
300 Hours - 10 weeks
Hours per Week
30 hrs/wk
Certificate Availability
High School Students: Arranged - varies by school

Adult Students:
Mon - Fri, 8 am - 2:30 pm. Classes begin approximately every 5 weeks.

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 100%
Job Placement: 100%
Licensure: 100%
Withdrawal: 0%


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.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

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

In-Person Hours Brigham City Branch Campus
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