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Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance

at Central Lakes College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 64
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This is a four-semester course with opportunities to begin training in early fall, late fall or spring. Incorporated into the course schedule is an opportunity to fast track which includes a summer session as well as an operator internship with a contractor as an alternative to spending fourth semester on site.

Program Locations

  • Central Lakes College, Staples 56479

Labor Market Information

  • Crane and Tower Operators

  • Median wage: $32.25/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Pile-Driver Operators

  • Median wage: $34.65/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

  • Median wage: $28.99/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

  • Median wage: $27.55/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Paving Equipment Operators

  • Median wage: $23.13/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Highway Maintenance Workers

  • Median wage: $23.07/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Mine Cutting Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $25.13/hour
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Excavating and Loading Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $22.41/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Continuous Mining Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $23.58/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
  • Logging Equipment Operators

  • Median wage: $17.34/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Hoist and Winch Operators

  • Median wage: $35.95/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

  • Median wage: $20.78/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Central Lakes College
Central Lakes College
501 W. College Drive Brainerd, MN 56401 Toll-Free: (800) 933-0346 Local: (218) 855-8037 TTY: (218) 855-8224 Email: askclc@clcmn.edu