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UAEC Pathways - Heavy Equipment Operator

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Heavy Equipment Operator Track

Do you have an interest in operating dump trucks, bulldozers or other vehicles classified as heavy machinery? A career as a heavy equipment operator might be for you!

Construction equipment operators use machinery to move building supplies, earth, and other heavy materials at construction sites and mines. They operate equipment that clears and grades land to prepare it for the construction of roads, bridges, buildings, aircraft runways, dams, and other structures.

College Associate Degrees & Tech College Certificates

$20 – $30/hr

UAEC Pathways Certificate

Courses taken at high school or technical colleges:

  • Intro to Construction
  • Heavy Equipment 1

Work-Based Learning Experience

  •  40 Hour Min. Internship

$12 – $20/hr

Job Titles

Commercial, Residential, Civil & Industrial


Sub Contractor




Concurrent Enrollment Options:

Intro to Construction




Want more information? Find your CTE Coordinator.