Heavy Equipment Operations

Because tomorrow needs critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Operator Emphasis

Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Operator Emphasis

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

Lay the groundwork for a future in heavy equipment.

On the job site, time is money. Heavy equipment must be operated effectively and repaired quickly and accurately. Our Caterpillar equipment program trains students specifically on Caterpillar brand equipment service and repair while our general technician program delivers big-picture skills that apply to various brands. Our third degree option focuses on techniques heavy equipment operators need to operate machines, but also covers estimating and job site management skills.

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Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Operator Emphasis (A.A.S.)

Dig into everything from equipment and safety protocols to site engineering and layout strategies in this power-packed associate's program.

Bachelor Degree Pathway

Rise to administrative and management positions in your field with an Applied Management (B.S.) Online degree

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Allan Myers expands, enhances its Penn College partnership

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