Industry certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain, Other
Method of Delivery
Hybrid or blended
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours
Instructional Program (CIP)
CDAP Heavy Equipment Operators (HEO) training is a technical training course that develops entry level students and existing workforces in the safe and efficient operations of conventional heavy equipment. The HEO training is composed of three levels of training that progresses with instructions through work-related instruction and performance-based training.
Level I (8 Weeks) is an introductory training that prepares workers with skills desired to become an HEO in construction and manufacturing. The Level I training includes an introduction to the HEO trades, heavy equipment safety, identification of heavy equipment, basic operational techniques, operation of general utility trailers, introduction to earth moving, preparing grade surfaces using heavy equipment, and operations of conventional forklifts.
The program uses NCCER Heavy Equipment Operations Industry Recognized Credentials. Students are taught by an NCCER certified instructor and receive credentials for each HEO Level completed. Students are connected directly to employers and apprenticeships hiring skilled heavy equipment operators.
Program Length (Weeks)
Carpenter Daughter Apprenticeship Programs
WIOA Approved Program
Curriculum Competency Based
NCCER certification requires performance based knowledge in HEO discipline.
3030 S Midland Dr., Pine Bluff, Arkansas
5045 - Southeast
Name of Credential
NCCER Heavy Equipment Operator Certification, CDAP Work-related instruction apprenticeship certifciation
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Workforce Innovative Opportunity Act Individual Training Grants
Employer sponsored training grants
Carpenter's Daughter will refund 90% of funding within the 1st week of instructions. course is not refundable after the 1st week of training.
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - NCCER
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$300.00 The cost of books are based on NCCER student curriculum for HEO training and is based on the cost of books for NCCER Core and HEO Level I textbooks.
$240.00 The cost of test for certification in each module of NCCER curriculum. Exam fees may be adjusted based on the training level of student. Testing Fees are due before exams are administered. Certification exams are administered by a third party and are required to be paid before the exam.
$6,000.00 The tuition covers 8 weeks of Heavy Equipment Operators.
Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)
$150.00 The cost of safety personal protective equipment (PPE) during training inclusive of hard hat, glove, boots, and reflective safety gear.
Total In-State Program Cost