Heavy Equipment Operators - CP

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Certificate

The Heavy Equipment Operator program is open-entry/open-exit, so students can enter when convenient.

What You Will Learn

Skills for the Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate of Proficiency are competency-based, meaning a skill must be mastered before advancing on to the next skill.

The program emphasizes hands-on training with support classes directly related to training. Students will benefit from hands-on equipment experience in addition to state-of-the-art simulators.


CP: Blanding, Price (USU Eastern)

Please fill out this form with your information and you will get access to a degree sheet with a sample 4-year plan.
You will also be contacted via text or email to answer any questions you may have about the program.

Request Information for Heavy Equipment Operators
Description Heavy Equipment Operators

Career And Outcomes

Job Outlook


Heidi Swenson

Blanding, Moab, and Statewide advisor
Email: heidi.swenson@usu.edu
Office: Blanding campus
Phone: 435-678-8115

Schedule an Appointment

Kim Mortensen-Porter

Price (USU Eastern)
Email: kim.mortensen@usu.edu
Office: One Stop 109, Price campus
Phone: 435-613-5462

Schedule an Appointment

Take The Next Step

You May Also Be Interested In

Agricultural Systems Technology

Gain an understanding of agriculture, biology, and physical sciences while you become an expert in the management, use, and troubleshooting of agricultural technology in the only agricultural systems technology program in the state.

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

You can enter this program at USU Eastern in Price or USU Blanding at any time to learn the laws and regulations that truck operators must know as well as receiving hands-on training and one-on-one instruction so you’re confident at the wheel.

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanics

Prepare for a wide variety of employment opportunities as you learn to repair and maintain diesel -engine-powered equipment, complete with emphasis options you can choose based on your interests, at USU Eastern in Price.

Diesel Technician

Whether you’d like to work on the highway or off road, this certificate will prepare you to work as equipment technicians and provide hands-on experience as well as technical knowledge to succeed in the diesel industry.