Our Programs

Heavy Equipment

Heavy Equipment

Take the wheel… take control of your future!

Meet community workforce needs with a career in these high-demand fields! The CDL/Heavy Truck Operations program provides training in the safe operation and practical maintenance of a Class 8 tractor-trailer combination. Students will receive certificates indicating specific competencies upon completion of program requirements.

Students will become familiar with basic operation and control system functions of heavy equipment and standard operating procedures as well as other duties required of a heavy equipment operator. This equipment will be operated in a controlled environment for the first four weeks of instruction. The last two weeks, students operate in real-life simulation. This course includes classroom and outdoor usage of basic construction surveying techniques utilizing the National Council for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum.

Licensure & Employment

CDL/Heavy Truck Operations

As part of the Heavy Equipment endorsement, students will have the opportunity to successfully complete the Alaska Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class A Unrestricted road exam. Students will complete the Department of Transportation Medical Examination requirements for licensure.  

Heavy Equipment Operations

As part of the Heavy Equipment endorsement, students will have the opportunity to successfully complete the Alaska Commercial Driver License (CDL) road exam for a Class B vehicle with air brakes; Class B Passenger vehicle with hydraulic brakes; both with an automatic transmission restriction. Students will complete the Department of Transportation Medical Examination requirements for licensure. 

Admission Requirements & Prerequisites

In order to be accepted into the Heavy Truck Operations program, the student must submit an application for admission, be at least 19 years old and have possessed a valid Class D driver’s license for ONE YEAR prior to admission or receive instructor permission. Students must also pass a drug test required by the Alaska Department of Transportation regulations.

Programs Offered

  • Endorsement, CDL/Heavy Truck Operations Unrestricted
  • Endorsement, Heavy Equipment Operations

Potential Careers

Just a few of the potential career paths: Truck Driver, Oil Field Operations, Equipment Operator for Loaders, Excavators, Forklifts and Bulldozers and much MORE!