Skilled Trades

Interested in a Career as a Heavy Equipment Operator?

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Have you always wanted to work with heavy equipment? Consider a career as a Heavy Equipment Operator! West Hills College’s certificate program will give you the hands-on training necessary to becoming successful in your career as a heavy equipment operator.

What do Heavy Equipment Operators do?

A heavy equipment operator uses the necessary equipment to complete the task at hand. They must know how to handle work pressure and stress and how to take care of an emergency situation. As a heavy equipment operator, you will be expected to know how to work independently. They have an understanding of various heavy machines such as an excavators, trucks, and bulldozers just to name a few. As a heavy equipment operator, not only would you be using the equipment, you will also be expected to maintain and know how to fix the machine you are operating. West Hills College’s certificate program will give you the knowledge to perform such a task. At West Hills College, this program will give you the training and knowledge necessary to start your career as a heavy equipment operator!

What would I make as a Heavy Equipment Operator?

In 2016, the average annual wage of a heavy equipment operator in California was $64,775. 

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