Heavy Equipment Operator Training Level One

BTI’s Heavy Equipment offers the option of having the training brought to locations where there is an industry need. This course is customizable with the duration and focus of the course being based on industry needs.

Upon successful completion of this course and having met all requirements, students earn:

  • BTI Certificate of Completion
  • Operator Certification (Level 1-3)

Course Details


Our Heavy Equipment Operator Training Level One is a three-week course designed to provide even the most novice student a practical understanding of basic heavy equipment operation.  You will learn the essential skills of earthmoving, including digging, trenching and loading; safety and preventive maintenance; and construction site fundamentals such as grades and elevations, soil properties and more.

BTI utilizes state-of-the-art CAT Simulators including Graders, Dozers, Excavators, and Wheel Loaders combined with seat time on real equipment to give cutting edge education. Simulators allow new operators to train on machine operation, gain application knowledge, and develop skills in a controlled and safe environment; while allowing experienced operators to refine skills, break bad habits, and address progress through the virtual training exercises. Hours on real equipment will be at BTI’s land lab or at job sites working side by side with our instructors, refining what was learned on the simulators.

BTI’s industry-trained instructors have decades of experience in operating heavy equipment and can guide students through the course and share their years of experience.

Course Length

Approximately 120 hours.

Upcoming Classes

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