Heavy Equipment Operator - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator Academy

The Heavy Equipment Operator Academy is a two part program you can either enroll in the whole academy (5 Days for 10 Weeks) or just the equipment operator portion (3 Days for 10 Weeks).

The whole program is where you will receive Commercial Truck Driver Training and Heavy Equipment Operator training five days a week from 7:30-4pm.

The Adv. only is where you will receive Heavy Equipment Operator Training 3 days a week from 7:30 – 4pm.

The Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) Academy prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and certificates that the State DOT, highway construction companies, bridge construction companies, and private contractors across the country require for entry level jobs. HEO Operators run heavy machinery, install underground piping, develop land for construction, and repair America’s roadways and bridges. HEO Operator careers are for highly skilled employees who enjoy being outdoors and like working in a team environment where safety is the number one priority. Upon successful completion of this 10-week Academy, students will earn a NCCER credential that will prepare them for a career in the heavy machinery field. After passing the DMV exam, given on site, a student can earn a Class “A” CDL license for their state.


Financial Assistance is available to qualifying students.

Course Details

Area of Interest Continuing Education
Cost $935 for Registration fees. $320 other Fees paid directly to NCDMV, DOT Physical & Boots
Class Hours 400
Available Online No

Upcoming Sections

Date Meeting Time Location Instructor(s) Status Enroll
09/28/2022–12/09/2022 M T W Th F 7:30 am4:00 pm N. Post Rd. Property Alan Qualls Open Enroll
01/06/2023–03/17/2023 M T W Th F 7:30 am4:00 pm N. Post Rd. Property Alan Qualls, Richard Shook Open Enroll