Arkansas Heavy Equipment Operator Training Academy

Timber Production & Construction
Would you like a long lasting successful career in a fast growing industry?
Have you ever considered heavy equipment operations?

We have three options in the Heavy Equipment Department:

  1. Heavy Equipment Operator Upgrade - Non Credit Class, listed below
  2. Heavy Equipment Technical Certificate in Timber Production or Construction, courses listed below
  3. Associate of Applied Science in General Technology

Students successfully completing the Heavy Equipment program will:

  1. Demonstrate the safe, efficient operation of conventional heavy equipment at the basic level according to National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) standards.
  2. Successfully obtain Heavy Equipment Operations certification from the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
  3. Perform appropriately the skills necessary to obtain employment in the field of Heavy Equipment Operations.


Highly trained instructors and top-of-the-line equipment make our certification programs the best in Arkansas.

Careers in Heavy Equipment Technology: 

A growing need for heavy equipment operators creates unlimited opportunities for the trained and certified operator. Due to the shortage of heavy equipment operators and the growing technology, heavy equipment operation has become a financially rewarding career. The best trained and most experience operators get the best jobs!!


The Heavy Equipment Operations program specializes in developing the skills of the beginning heavy equipment operator. Our goal is to develop a work force that will be safe, skilled, ethical, and focused.  Graduates of our program can receive national certification and a great opportunity as a heavy equipment operator. 

 Technical Certificate

Students entering in the Fall semester

Dept Course
Number
Course Title Credit
Hours
Fall Semester      
HEO 1012 Orientation 2
HEO 1023 Basic Safety 3
HEO 1153 Heavy Equipment Safety 3
HEO

HEO
1046

1066
Construction Equipment I
        OR
Timber Equipment I
6
Spring Semester      
HEO 2082 Introduction to Earth Moving 2
HEO 1033 Employability 3
HEO

HEO
2109

2139
Construction Equipment II
        OR
Timber Equipment II
9
Summer Semester      
HEO

HEO
2162

1072
Construction Equipment I Field Work
           OR
Timber Equipment I Field Work
2
HEO

HEO

HEO

HEO
2116

2126

2146

2156
Construction Equipment II Field Work
        OR
Construction Equipment II Internship
        OR
Timber Equipment II Field Work
        OR
Timber Equipment II Internship
6
    Required General Education*  
COM 1203 Technical Communication or
higher-level composition course*
3
MAT 1203 Technical Mathematics or
higher-level mathematics course*
3
       
    Total  Hours for Technical Certificate: 42


Students entering in the Spring semester

Dept Course
Number
Course Title Credit
Hours
  Spring Semester      
HEO 1012 Orientation 2
HEO 1023 Basic Safety 3
HEO 1153 Heavy Equipment Safety 3
HEO

HEO
1046

1066
Construction Equipment I
        OR
Timber Equipment I
6
Summer Semester      
HEO

HEO
2162

1072
Construction Equipment I Field Work
           OR
Timber Equipment I Field Work
2
 HEO  

HEO

HEO

HEO
2116

2126

2146

2156
Construction Equipment II Field Work
        OR
Construction Equipment II Internship
        OR
Timber Equipment II Field Work
        OR
Timber Equipment II Internship
6
Fall Semester      
HEO 2082 Introduction to Earth Moving 2
HEO 1033 Employability 3
HEO

HEO
2109

2139
Construction Equipment II
        OR
Timber Equipment II
9
    Required General Education*  
COMM 1203 Technical Communication or
higher-level composition course*
3
MAT 1203 Technical Mathematics or
higher-level mathematics course*
3
       
    Total  Hours for Technical Certificate:   42

Click Here for a Program of Study

* This course may be scheduled during any semester or summer term and must be completed before a technical certificate can be awarded.


Heavy Equipment Operator Upgrade
(Non-Credit Classes)

The Heavy Equipment Operator Upgrade Courses are designed to meet the needs of current operators with opportunities for upgrade in specific areas or machines in the fast-growing, high tech world of heavy equipment operation.  These non-credit classes may be set up as short term training sessions by the employer at their facility or at SEACBEC in Warren.

The Heavy Equipment Program is located at:
SEACBEC
800 North Walnut
Warren, AR 71671

For more information check out AHEOTA.