Mobile Equipment Operations Technology

The Mobile Equipment Operations program provides instruction in the theory and operation of various types of heavy equipment used in earth moving and related mobile equipment projects. All general areas of training in this program consist of a combination of lecture, observation, and practical hands-on applications. Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment as heavy equipment, fork lift, aerial platform operators, commercial truck drivers, and operators of equipment related to the trade. Employment opportunities are available with construction companies, utility companies, municipalities, school districts, trucking companies, warehouses, hospitals, and other businesses having maintenance departments. Students who qualify will receive a commercial driver’s license, National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification, a fork truck operator’s card, an OSHA 10-hour safety card, and MSHA 24-hour Certification. The student is awarded a diploma upon successful program completion.

General areas of training*:

  • Basic Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Hand and Power Tool Safety
  • Introduction to Blueprints
  • Heavy Equipment Safety
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Commercial Driver Training
  • Backhoe Operation

  • Dump Truck Operation
  • Wheeled Loader Operation
  • Crawler Dozer Operation
  • Skid Loader Operation
  • Fork Truck Operation
  • Aerial Platform Operation
  • Track Excavator Operation


*In an effort to stay current with changes and trends in the industry, program curriculum may change during the program year. Tuition and related program fees are also subject to change. Tuition does not include costs for books, tools, background checks, certification fees/or related program fees.


Next Steps

  1. Call the adult education career counselor at (814) 266-6073 x233 or (814) 266-6073 x133 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to schedule a tour and/or make a registration interview appointment.
  2. You must have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Be prepared to bring the $100 registration fee with you to the registration interview. This fee must be paid before your interview begins and is non-refundable. Payment of this fee secures your seat in the class and will be deducted from your tuition once you begin your program.
  4. During the interview, which is conducted by the adult education career coach, school policies and procedures will be reviewed. Additionally, any entrance requirements you must complete will be reviewed. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and/or the school.
  5. After your interview, you should begin the application process for financial aid (if applicable).
  6. Once all requirements are met, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the Supervisor of Adult Education.

Still have questions? Please submit them below or call 814-266-6073 x233 or 1-888-434-4436

You will be considered registered after you complete the registration interview and complete the necessary steps.