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Heavy Equipment Operator

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Entry Level Heavy Equipment Operator

This short term 7 week class will prepare you for a job in Building and Construction, Site Development, Road Maintenance Construction, and Paving and Bridge projects. Local employers have positions available and are involved in this program for job placement.

This class will teach you:

  • Safety of equipment
  • Fill fluids
  • Prepping equipment
  • Symbol recognition
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Functions of equipment
  • Equipment identification
  • Expectations on the job

Class details:

  • Class meets for two weeks, M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the classroom for lecture
  • Class meets in the field for five weeks, M-Th 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • The total class hours would be 180 for each student

The class includes over 80 hours of inseat, hands on individual equipment training on a bulldozer and an excavator. This class has a small class size with a low student to instructor ratio. All equipment and personal protective equipment will be provided. Mandatory drug screening and steel toe boots are required. Tuition assistance is available.

Cost of Program: $9,000

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For more information, call (843) 477-2020.