Heavy Equipment Operations


This cutting-edge program combines classroom theory and field training, providing students with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to safely operate heavy equipment and to gain entry-level employment in the construction industry. The hands-on practical experience includes safety, maintenance, basic operating procedures and techniques for major types of heavy equipment. With this knowledge, students can have a wide range of career opportunities such as excavating, paving contractors, quarries, municipalities or even The Operating Engineers Union. Students will have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials for OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Training and PennDOT Flagger Training.


To provide students with the basic skills and knowledge to safely operate heavy equipment and to gain entry-level employment in the construction-related industry.

This intensive hands-on course will cover safety, basic operating procedures and techniques and maintenance for backhoes, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, track loaders, articulated wheel loaders, skid steers, soil compactors and bulldozers. LCTI has 25 pieces of heavy equipment for student training. Unlike other training facilities, LCTI has developed a large training site to enhance students’ operating skills.

Students in LCTI ‘s Heavy Equipment Operations Training Program are also taught: basic surveying, construction math, print reading, erosion and sediment control, soil analysis, OSHA trenching safety, and load and securement standards for the safe transporting & hauling of equipment. Assignments and tests, along with numerous operating competencies, will be given throughout the course to help instructors and potential employers evaluate the student’s progress.

A skills certificate and competency report will be presented to students who successfully complete the program. OSHA 10 hr Construction Safety Training and PennDOT Flagger Training will be conducted during this session. Students that successfully complete this portion of the training will also receive a 10-hr Occupational Safety and Health Construction Training Card and a PennDOT Flagger Card at the conclusion of the 184-hr program.

Equipment Used In Training By The Following Manufacturers:
  • CASE
Program Specifications:
  • 130 hours of hands-on practical
  • 54 hours of classroom theory
  • 184 total hours
  • 5 weeks are necessary for the completion of weekday classes
Program Supported By:
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Eastern PA Chapter
  • Associated Pennsylvania Constructors
  • PA Department of Transportation


Day Class- Monday through Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Classes Begin

  • July 22 – August 23, 2024

Evening Class –
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Classes Begin

  • TBD

If you’d like more information in regard to Adult Workforce Education, please contact Amy Rex at 610-799-1316 or rexa@mylcti.org. Individual tours are available by appointment.

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