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Heavy Equipment Operator Level 1

Become a heavy equipment operator and earn an NCCER industry-recognized credential! The Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) program meets the growing demands for equipment operators. You will learn using both simulators and actual equipment in the field.

Heavy Equipment Operator Level 2

Continue your HEO training! You will learn to operate wheel loaders and excavators using both virtual reality simulators and equipment in the field. Pre-requisite: completion of HEO Level 1.

Heavy Equipment Operator Waitlist Form

Fill out this form and we will email you when the next HEO class is scheduled.


FastForward logo  Financial assistance through FastForward & FANTIC

Grants available for qualified candidates for heavy equipment training. Grants Available for qualified candidates only.

  • Heavy equipment operator grants offer a clear path to meaningful careers, providing students with a renewed sense of professional fulfillment that comes with turning their lives around.
  • HEO training program will help participants through the job training process, help search for financial aid and even help them prepare for entry into the workforce.
  • Grants for Heavy Equipment operator program is the most affordable, attainable option in higher education.

Pay only 1/3 of the class tuition through FastForward grant program!
If you have been a resident of Virginia for the past 12 months, then you are maybe eligible to receive a FastForward grant.
  1. You pay 1/3 when you register for one of the approved classes.

  2. When you complete the class, the Commonwealth of Virginia pays the second 1/3.

  3. When you earn the credential, the Commonwealth of Virginia pays the final 1/3.

To learn more about FastForward and FANTIC visit our financial aid webpage