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Heavy Equipment Operation

Designed to increase worksite safety, this program provides simulator training for heavy equipment used in the construction field. Operators will train on simulators to develop real-world  skills needed to operate heavy equipment safely and efficiently. Badges may be earned in forklift, excavator, dozer, backhoe, wheel loader, motor grader, articulated dump truck, concrete pump truck, and mobile crane. Students may earn multiple badges. While the coursework will be completed online, students need to be available to train on the simulators on the Ephraim campus. Students will work with the instructor to schedule simulator time.


Click on the following links for more information about each program.

Earthmoving Core courses
Wheel Loader
Motor Grader
Articulated Dump Truck


Badges can be earned for each simulator individually. In addition, you can also earn the Earthmoving Equipment Badge by completing the four core classes and one of the simulators related to earthmoving. The Forklift badge requires both the simulator and the safety course.