Work Ready Scholarship



Heavy Equipment Operations

In a rut? Get out of it!

The Heavy Equipment Operation program will train you in the safe operation of heavy equipment, including bulldozers, backhoes, front-end loaders, hydraulic excavators, and graders. Instruction in digging, ditching, sloping, stripping, grading, back filling, clearing trees and rubble, and foundation excavating is provided as well as training in the proper care and maintenance of equipment. Get on track to an exciting career with Southeast!

What can I do?

A growing need for heavy equipment operators creates opportunities for the trained operator. Due to the shortage of heavy equipment operators and the growing technology, heavy equipment operation is an in-demand field. Use your training to become a backhoe operator, excavator operator, loader, crane operator, grader operator or a forklift operator.

What are my options?


  • General Occupational & Technical Studies



  • Backhoe Operator
  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Front-End Loader Operator
  • Motor-Grader Operator

How do I start?

-Provide Southeast with your ACT scores
-Complete an Application for Admission Start Here
-Send high school/GED transcripts to Southeast
-Meet with Heavy Equipment Operations faculty

Contact Information

Steve Greene, Program Coordinator
Office: Middlesboro Campus, Science and Technology Building, Office 227
Phone: 606-269-0694
Email: Steve Greene

Heavy Equipment Operations program brochure