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NETC offers Heavy Equipment Operator Program

Northeastern Technical College's Division of Continuing Education is once again offering a basic level training program in heavy equipment operation.
Courses in running a backhoe, excavator, bulldozer and front-end loader are available to students with little or no heavy equipment experience. Students will receive classroom and hands-on training with an emphasis on safe operation, routine maintenance, and fundamental operation techniques.
The basic level course lasts four days per week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and costs $1,045.00 per course. 100% scholarship funding is available for eligible SC residents through SNAP2Work, which pays for training leading to job certifications and employment. If you are a current SNAP recipient and you would like to see if you are eligible for scholarship funding, please call the Department of Continuing Education today at (843) 921-6920.

WorkKeys is a pre-requisite for this training and students must have a silver level in Applied Math, Reading for Information and Locating Information to enroll in the program, in addition to their High School diploma or GED. WorkKeys testing is done on both the Cheraw and Dillon campuses and can be scheduled by calling (843)921-6920 or 921-6924. Free online training assistance is also provided for those who have valid email addresses and internet access.
Backhoe classes will begin on May 18th, Excavator classes will begin on May 25th, Bulldozer classes will begin on June 1st, and Front End Loader classes will begin on June 8th on the Cheraw campus. In Dillon, HEO Classes will begin on June 22nd with Backhoe, June 29th, Excavator July 6th, and Bulldozer July 13th.
Northeastern Technical College's Heavy Equipment Operator Program was developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), a nonprofit education foundation created to develop industry driven standardized craft training programs with portable credentials, and is taught by NCCER accredited instructors.
For more information about the Heavy Equipment Operator (H.E.O.) program or to register for the May 18th training, contact Tammy Morrell in the Continuing Education Department of NETC at (843) 921-6924.

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