Operating Engineer

Program Name: 
Operating Engineer Apprentice

Heavy equipment operators maintain and lubricate the equipment operated by them. They set and check grades, efficiently plan and lay out projects, and operate a variety of heavy equipment.

Median Salary After Completion: 
Occupation Titles: 

Not yet available

Program Number: 
Training Details: 

3-year program
6,000 hours on-the-job training
400 hours paid related instruction
Additional related instruction may be required
Studies include blueprint reading; mathematics for layout work; the basics of structural erecting; ornamental erection; and assembling

Application Requirements: 

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
High school diploma or equivalent
Meet required norms on aptitude test (if required)
Physically able to perform trade
Valid driver's license or reliable transportation
Commercial driver's license (CDL) may be required

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  • Program can be completed entirely online at this college.
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