Heavy Equipment Operator

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.

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Certificate Requirements

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

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Class Date Time Code Cost
April 16 - June 25 (M-F) 8-2:30 pm HEOP 1001 08 LC $1250
May 21 - Aug 2 (M-F) 8-2:30 pm HEOP 1001 09 LC $1250
June 25 - Sept 7 (M-F) 8-2:30 pm HEOP 1001 10 LC $1250

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$1,250 - Tuition does not include retesting fees - 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.

Estimated Books & Supplies

Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen.

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
See Registration Codes on the Left.

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 93%
Job Placement: 76%
Licensure: 100%
Withdrawal: 7%

Source: Heavy Equipment Operator/CDL COE Report
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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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 

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 

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

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