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DIG THIS ACADEMY

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL

Dig This Academy is accepting applications for our Heavy Equipment Operator Ready Certifications. All courses are approved by the Nevada State Commission on Post Secondary Education. Our programs are taught using curriculum from NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research) where students will earn credentials on top of the Certificate of Completion awarded at the end of each course.

Each week long course (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm) will be $3,800.00. Applicants can choose one equipment-specific course, or they can enroll for all 4 courses depending on their timeframe and budget.

Each month our programs focus on:

  • Week One: Excavators
  • Week Two: Backhoes
  • Week Three: Bulldozers
  • Week Four: Wheel Loaders

There is no other heavy equipment training facility in Nevada that offers both class instruction and hands on experience to prepare you for the next level. Our 1-week programs are packed with key skill sets you will need to get started working on a construction site.

Heavy equipment operators are in high demand and if you are considering a new career or are starting out in the work force then beginning a trade as a heavy equipment operator might be the right fit for you. Our entry-level courses will give you the jumpstart you need to either segue into further on-job learning or an apprenticeship.

Our trainers are ready to teach you the right skill set on multiple types of heavy equipment to launch your career. Read on for more information about our courses or contact us here or by phone at 702-222-4344

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2024 Dig This Academy Schedule

EXCAVATORS
JAN 2**
FEB 5
MAR 4
APR 1
MAY 6
JUN 3
JUL 8
AUG 5
SEP 3**
OCT 7
NOV 4
DEC 2

BACKHOES
JAN 8
FEB 12
MAR 11
APR 8
MAY 13
JUN 10
JUL 15
AUG 12
SEP 9
OCT 14
NOV 11
DEC 9

BULLDOZERS
JAN 15
FEB 19
MAR 18
APR 15
MAY 20
JUN 17
JUL 22
AUG 19
SEP 16
OCT 21
NOV 18
DEC 16

LOADERS
JAN 22
FEB 26
MAR 25
APR 22
MAY 28**
JUN 24
JUL 29
AUG 26
SEP 23
OCT 28
NONE
NONE

WHY DIG THIS ACADEMY?

Dig This Academy is determined to offer only the best in training practices to jump start your career as a heavy equipment operator. Our selection of equipment programs will give you experience on multiple pieces of equipment including excavators, backhoes, wheel loaders and bulldozers. Our one week heavy machinery school programs are combined with required in-class lessons and at least 20 hours of operating time.

APPLICATION/ADMISSIONS
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old
  • Have a drivers license
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Be mentally and physically capable of safely operating equipment
FUNDING OPTIONS

Given the relatively low cost of our programs, lending institutions are not a good fit for both you and Dig This. If you cannot afford the total cost at registration, we can discuss a payment plan. Dig This Academy is actively looking at tuition assistance through State, Federal and Construction Association channels and will assist students in need as these funds become available.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Dig This Academy is building relationships with key employers and could potentially match you for the right job opportunity*.

ACCOMMODATION

Dig This Academy is located just south of the Strip, and is close to a wide variety of hotels, offering accommodations with or without kitchenettes. Please note that accommodation costs are not included in the tuition fee, and you will need to arrange your own lodging.

TRAINING PROGRAMS

DIG THIS HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR READY CERTIFICATE

A 40 hour course for single equipment types. This program will recognize a successful completion of hands on tasks and theory as outlined in the NCCER certification courses. These courses will cover these equipment types but not limited to: excavators, backhoes, bulldozers and wheel loaders.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INTRO COURSE

If you have never operated heavy equipment before and are considering a career as a heavy equipment operator, then try our 3-hour orientation program on a backhoe, 6-ton excavator, and skid steer loader. If you like what you experienced and want to move forward with our training program, the cost ($400) will be deducted from the enrollment fees.

OTHER PROGRAMS

DIG THIS HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR READY CERTIFICATE

A 40 hour course for single equipment types. This program will recognize a successful completion of hands on tasks and theory as outlined in the NCCER certification courses. These courses will cover these equipment types but not limited to: excavators, backhoes, bulldozers and skid steers.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING INTRO COURSE

If you have never operated heavy equipment before and are considering a career as a heavy equipment operator, then try our 3 hour orientation program on a bulldozer, excavator, and skid steer loader. If you like what you experienced and want to move forward with our training program, the cost ($400) will be deducted from the enrollment fees.

* Dig This Academy cannot guarantee employment, career advancement or any particular earnings/pay.

This Academy endorses the certification programs offered by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

CONTRACTORS… HIRING A NEW OPERATOR?

Hiring a new operator, no matter what their experience, can be challenging if you cannot see first hand what they can do. Dig This Academy can be part of the interview process and put these potential hires through a series of exercises designed to meet your requirements. A small investment for the right hire!

Michelle Wyman
Academy Director
michelle@DigThis.info
702-222-4344

Ed Mumm
Owner
ed@DigThis.info
702-222-4344

CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFO & TUITION COSTS

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