Heavy Equipment Operator

This 3-year program combines on-the-job experience with 480 hours of classroom and lab experience. Level One students receive 160 hours of Classroom and Lab instruction in basic areas such as safety, construction math, use of hand tools and power tools. It progresses to the identification of heavy equipment, basic operational techniques, utility tractors, grades, and OSHA regulations.

Certificates and Licensures

  • MTECH Program Certificate in  Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Office of Apprenticeship Certification

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults only.

  Registration Availability: Students must register through AGC by contacting:

Taylor Smith 

  Program Length: 480 Hours

  Times: Days. See schedule details below.

  Locations:  Lehi Campus

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid or Veteran's assistance.


  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. No appointment is necessary. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to the first day of class.  To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.    

Students must be currently employed by a contractor who is a member of the AGC of Utah.


SessionLevel TypeLocationRmStart DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd TimeDays
Level 1Session 1Lehi30712/2/201912/6/20197:00 am4:00 pmM-F
Level 1Session 2Lehi3071/6/20201/10/20207:00 am4:00 pmM-F
Level 1Session 3Lehi3072/3/20202/7/20207:00 am4:00 pmM-F
Level 1Session 4Lehi3072/3/20202/7/20207:00 am4:00 pmM-F
Level 3Session 1Lehi30712/16/201912/20/20197:00 am4:00 pmM-F
Level 3Session 2Lehi3071/21/20201/24/20207:00 am4:00 pmM-F
Level 3Session 3Lehi3072/18/20202/21/20207:00 am4:00 pmM-F
Level 3Session 4Lehi3073/23/20203/27/20207:00 am4:00 pmM-F

**The final week of classes will include hands on field training and will be held at the Deseret Peak Complex in Tooele (2930 UT-112 Grantsville)  

Tuition and Fees

Level 1CostNotes
Registration Fee$40.00 
Program Fees$410.00 
Facilities Fees$50.00 
total:$836.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.
Level 2CostNotes
Program Fees$410.00 
total:$746.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.
Level 3CostNotes
Program Fees$410.00 
total:$746.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

All materials and supplies are included with the cost of the program fees.

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