Heavy Equipment Operator Training in New York

Heavy equipment operators in New York need to be certified in order to find a job. In addition, today employers look for operators who have a considerable amount of equipment operation hours, experience with machine maintenance, and understanding how how to use a GPS and follow satellite coordinates. These skills will help you become more specialized and should help your resume rise to the top of the pile.

Finding the right heavy machine training program depends on the following factors:

  • Your age
  • Level of any past experience
  • And budget

You will then need to weigh the pros and cons of learning from a college or university, union apprenticeship, or a company that offers equipment training at their facility.

Universities and colleges that offer heavy equipment operator training in New York

Alfred State College (SUNY College of Technology)
Program Name: Associate in Occupational Studies in Heavy Equipment Operations
Program Length: Two years, Associate’s Degree Program
Tuition: $6,542 per year for residents, $11,012 for non-residents (2012)
School Type: 4-year, public; about 3,500 students (all undergraduate)
Address: Alfred State College, Alfred, New York 14802
Phone: (800) 425-3733

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in Old Westbury
Program Name: Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate
Program Length: 84 coursework hours, Certificate Program
Tuition: $27,290 per year (2012)
School Type: 4-year, private, non-profit; about 8,000 students (5,000 undergraduate)
Address: 2 Northern Blvd., Old Westbury, New York 11568
Phone: (516) 686-7516

Heavy equipment training by an International Union of Operating Engineers in New York

Another great option would be to receive training from a operators union. Here you will earn quality training as well as build a network of relationships to support you throughout your career. 

IUOE Local 030
115 06 Myrtle Avenue
Richmond Hill, New York 11418
(718) 847-8484

IUOE Local 094
331-337 West 44th Street
New York, New York 10036-5402
(212) 245-7040

IUOE Local 211
225 Broadway 43rd Floor
New York, New York 10007
(212) 233-2690

IUOE Local 014
141 57 Northern Blvd
Flushing, New York 11354
(718) 939-0600

IUOE Local 015
40-40 11th Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
(212) 929-5327

IUOE Local 017
5959 Versailles Road
Lakeview, New York 14085-9649
(716) 627-2648

IUOE Local 158
44 Hannay Lane
Glenmont, New York 12077
(518) 431-0600

IUOE Local 138
P. O. Box 206
Farmingdale, New York 11735
(631) 694-2480

IUOE Local 463
3365 Ridge Road
Ransomville, New York 14131
(716) 434-3327

IUOE Local 825
65 Springfield Avenue, Third Flr
Springfield, New Jersey 07081
(973) 921-1900

IUOE Local 295
61-04 Maurice Avenue
Maspeth, New York 11378
(718) 672-1415

IUOE Local 137
1360 Pleasantville Road
Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510
(914) 762-0600

IUOE Local 409
PO Box 366 Niagara Falls Station
Buffalo, New York 14201
(716) 891-4058

IUOE Local 891
63 Flushing Ave., Building 292, Suite 401-Unit 358
New York, New York 11205
(718) 455-9731

Heavy equipment operator schools in New York

Heavy Construction Academy
48 Pine Road
Brentwood, NH 03833
(888) 772-9002

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