Heavy Equipment Operators not only work on regular construction building jobs, but also on infrastructure projects (roads, bridges, and ports, otherwise called non-building construction), and in mining and timber operations. A trained and experienced equipment operator provides necessary skills for any project that requires moving and transporting heavy materials, or that demands any kind of earth moving.

Click on link to register.  Please note: four hour online theory must be completed before scheduling on campus lab. Open to Alabama residents only.

  Heavy Equipment Operator-Horizontal Construction-Excavator
Heavy Equipment Operator-Horizontal Construction-Skid Steer
Heavy Equipment Operator-Horizontal Construction-Bulldozer
Heavy Equipment Operator-Horizontal Construction-Roller


Students will learn:

  • The role and responsibilities of heavy equipment operators in the construction industry
  • Heavy Equipment Safety
  • Hydraulic systems and their components
  • Basic operational techniques
  • Different types of utility tractors and their equipment
  • Procedures for starting, operating, and shutting down a utility tractor
  • Introduction to earth moving
  • Planning and laying out a site for grading
  • Equipment and methods used in making measurements and establishing finish grades

Employers click here to submit your interest for scheduling training for your existing employees.


This no cost training is available to Alabama residents with a valid state issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license) or to individuals employed by an Alabama company (verification will be required upon registration).

Contact Information

Primary Contact: Amber Dunlap

Email: adunlap@wallace.edu

Office: (334) 556-2414