HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR & TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING COMBINATIONS

Truck Driver: AZ - 200 hour and Backhoe-loader

$17,250
$17,250
  • Certificates Included: 6
  • Wallet Cards Included: 11
  • Number of Weeks: 8
  • Number of Hours: 280

Truck Driver: AZ - 200 hour and Bulldozer

$17,250
$17,250
  • Certificates Included: 6
  • Wallet Cards Included: 11
  • Number of Weeks: 8
  • Number of Hours: 280

Truck Driver: AZ - 200 Hour and
Heavy Equipment Certification:
4-piece

$14,200
$14,200
  • Certificates Included: 6
  • Wallet Cards Included: 18
  • Number of Weeks: 9
  • Number of Hours: 280

Truck Driver: AZ - 200 hour and
Heavy Equipment Operator:
6-piece

$23,250
$23,250
  • Certificates Included: 6
  • Wallet Cards Included: 24
  • Number of Weeks: 12
  • Number of Hours: 400

Truck Driver: AZ - 200 hour and
Heavy Equipment Operator:
7-piece

$30,250
$30,250
  • Certificates Included: 6
  • Wallet Cards Included: 25
  • Number of Weeks: 14
  • Number of Hours: 480

Truck Driver: DZ and
Heavy Equipment Certification:
8-piece

$13,700
$13,700
  • Certificates Included: 5
  • Wallet Cards Included: 20
  • Number of Weeks: 8
  • Number of Hours: 232

Truck Driver: AZ - 200 hour and Excavator

$17,250
$17,250
  • Certificates Included: 6
  • Wallet Cards Included: 11
  • Number of Weeks: 8
  • Number of Hours: 280

Truck Driver: AZ - 200 hour and Grader

$17,250
$17,250
  • Certificates Included: 5
  • Wallet Cards Included: 9
  • Number of Weeks: 8
  • Number of Hours: 280

All the above listed programs are Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Why add an AZ licence to Heavy Equipment Operator Training?

Many wonder why we combine AZ Truck Driver Training with Heavy Equipment operator training.  Well the 2 skills go hand in hand.  Heavy equipment always needs a truck to get it to the worksite, does an employer want to commit 2 employees to a job where just one can get it done? We don’t think so, in fact we know so. Employers have told us time after time they want operators that can float their own equipment.

Off-season Employment

While construction projects run increasingly into the winter months it is still true that we see operators still being laid off during the winter months.  Having your AZ licence in your back pocket is like having employment insurance policy in your back pocket that you don’t have to wait to collect on.  In todays trucking world there is always a truck looking for a driver. If money is tight and you cant afford waiting for benefits in the winter that AZ licence makes a world of difference.  On-call plow operators make a very good wage and get to spend alot of time off. It’s a perfect side-gig while you wait for spring and the next big project to get started.

Truck Driving & Heavy Equipment Combination Programs FAQ's

Certification programs are predominantly designed for operators with past experience on equipment who hold no accredited certification.  Someone who has operated equipment all their life but never have been formally trained can come and be assessed and certified as a safe competent heavy equipment operator.

Operating programs give you all the benefits of Certification programs but teach you operating skills for a professional production environment.  This training assures you understand the principles of how to effectively use the equipment to perform tasks efficiently on a job site.

When you complete any 5 – 12 week program you are only an Entry-Level operator.  It’s important that you have the proper expectations for a Heavy Equipment Operator training program.

It takes years of seat time to become a highly productive and efficient Heavy Equipment Operator.  Starting by taking training from professionals though will certainly help you become a professional faster.

Yes you can get a job, but be warned telling an employer you want a job in a high production environment and that you are the person for the job won’t get you in the door!  Telling them you are a trained entry-level operator willing to work and learn and you are setting yourself up for success.

Prove to the foreman that you won’t break his shovel or rake first, then he will let you on his skid-steer. Prove that you won’t just operate the skid-steer, but you will take care of it and you just might have a chance to run his excavator, skip a step and you’re probably looking for work again!

The advantage is the ability to float your own equipment to a site. Does an employer want to have a dedicated driver floating equipment from site to site for the equipment operators?  Not a chance, they want to be able to send one person to each site.  It keeps money in their pockets by cutting down their costs and makes you far more valuable in their eyes.