Heavy Equipment Operator

Intro

The Heavy Equipment Operator program introduces students to the heavy equipment industry and basic equipment operations. It also blends classroom time, industry-related safety and hands-on training for a well-rounded learning experience. Topics include OSHA construction safety, orientation to the trade, identification of heavy equipment, basic operational techniques, introduction to earthmoving, rough grading, and finish grading.

Objectives

  • At the completion of the course, students should demonstrate entry-level criteria related to overall safety awareness in the heavy equipment operator job fields
  • Students should meet minimum requirements to safely and effectively perform fundamental operating techniques used in industry
  • Students should be capable of performing a machine pre-operation inspection and know the proper procedures for tagging out and addressing maintenance or repair needs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the job site awareness and have the ability to seek information and/or communicate needs and/or concerns
  • Meet area industry needs by providing trained and machine safety-certified entry-level operators who relate to the service area of the program
 
 

Courses

How to Apply

Choose Your Program
Bridgerland Technical College is open year-round. Most programs are open-entry, and open-exit, which means you can start the program on the first of every month as long as there is space available. Please contact a Student Success Advisor with any questions you may have about a program. You can check the start dates here.

Make an appointment with a Student Success Advisor here >>

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Admissions

Fill out the admissions form below. College admission policy requires a student to have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (e.g. GED)*.

Fill out the Logan Campus Admissions Form here >>

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Programmatic Requirements
Students will receive additional pre-enrollment programmatic requirements, if applicable, via email. If you have not received this email within 24 business hours, please check your spam or junk mail folders.

WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 3) and Workplace Observation (Level 2).

Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 930 can waive assessment requirements (except keyboarding) if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment. If you attended BTECH as a high school student, you may be able to waive the Entrance Assessment with your grades. Contact a Student Success Advisor for more information. 

Schedule your Entrance Assessment here >>

If applicable, upload ACT/SAT score here >>

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Enrollment/Registration
Once the programmatic requirements have been completed, the next step is to meet with a Student Services Representative to complete your enrollment. You will declare your starting date, enrolled hours, and set up your payment schedule.

The first month's payment or completed Financial Aid is required at the time of enrollment. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, Student Services can be reached at 435-753-6780 or studentservices@btech.edu or you can visit us in person at the Logan Campus! 

Financial Aid

 

Scholarships

Checklist

I have my Student ID

Letter of Recommendation

I have a personal history/career objective

I have my high school transcript

The Process

Apply for scholarships at https://btech.edu/scholarships (soft deadline (5th of each month).

BTECH emails a link to schedule a Scholarship Interview.

Interview with the Scholarship Committee (generally 3rd Tuesday of each month).

BTECH evaluates the interview rubric and available funds.

Notified of award results within 4 weeks.

The student will receive a link to schedule a meeting to accept the award.

BTECH disburses scholarships.

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Veterans

Complete the Veterans checklist.

Reach out to the VA Certifying Official at nmcinelly@btech.edu.

If you have any questions please make an appointment with a Student Success Advisor here.

Tuition
and Fees
Estimated Equalized Payment
$2,048 $1,024
this is an estimate upfront with the 
Course fees may vary remaining balance divided
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Estimated Books
& Supplies
Pell
Eligible
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment No
High School Adult Students:
Arranged
varies by school
Mon - Fri
8 am to 2:30 pm
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Hours
Per Week
Certificate
Duration
30  10 credits 
10 weeks

Spring Registration Opens March 18, 2024 

Class Date Code Cost
April 15 - June 26 TEHE 1010 04 LC $2048
June 17 - Aug 23 TEHE 1010 05 LC $2048

Logan Campus
1410 North 1000 West,
Logan, UT 84321

Living Miscellaneous personal
$8,136 $2,331
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Transportation Dependent care
$1,620 $369
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Disability-related Professional licensure, certification, or a first professional credential
$108 $0

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 80%
Job Placement: 75%
Withdrawal: 20%

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.

Employment Outlook

What is the difference between a job and a career?
The words career and job are very different. To be specific, a job is what you show up to for work; a career spans your lifetime and includes your education, training, and professional memberships, and is something you love doing.

Find out the employment trends in this career here.

For additional information on occupational profile, please click here.

Are You Ready For the Next Step

Take the steps and move to the next level of your education and career

Our Mission

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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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 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

Campuses

Logan Campus - Main . 435-753-6780
1301 North 600 West, Logan, UT 84321

Brigham City Campus . 435-734-0614
325 West 1100 South Brigham City, UT 84302