Heavy Equipment Operations

Because tomorrow needs critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Operator Emphasis

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

Lay the groundwork for a future in heavy equipment.

On the job site, time is money. Heavy equipment must be operated effectively and repaired quickly and accurately. Our Caterpillar equipment program trains students specifically on Caterpillar brand equipment service and repair while our general technician program delivers big-picture skills that apply to various brands. Our third degree option focuses on techniques heavy equipment operators need to operate machines, but also covers estimating and job site management skills.

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Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Operator Emphasis (A.A.S.)

Dig into everything from equipment and safety protocols to site engineering and layout strategies in this power-packed associate's program.

Bachelor Degree Pathway

Rise to administrative and management positions in your field with an Applied Management (B.S.) Online degree

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News
05.22.2020

Diesel instructor receives Caterpillar ‘Pathfinder’ award

A member of the diesel equipment technology faculty has been honored by Pennsylvania College of Technology and Caterpillar Inc. ...

10.18.2019

Penn College students benefit from Komatsu equipment loans

Three pieces of Komatsu construction machinery are on loan to Pennsylvania College of Technology for use at the institution’s ...

10.14.2019

AED Foundation reaccredits two heavy equipment majors

Two associate-degree majors within the heavy construction equipment technology program at Pennsylvania College of Technology ...