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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

$12 – $20/hr

Job Titles

Commercial, Residential, Civil & Industrial


Sub Contractor




Coursework taken at high school or technical colleges:

Trades Foundations

Work-based learning experience

40 hour internship

Want more information? Find your CTE Coordinator.