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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.
Explore our programs
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
Define your future
There are lots of ways to explore your future across all types of majors from nursing to culinary.
- Stay and learn on campus over your summer break
- Explore a variety of career options
- Experience our hands-on approach to education
- Earn up to $2,000 in Penn College scholarships
Here for you every step of the way
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. ...
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 ...
AED Foundation reaccredits two heavy equipment majors
Two associate-degree majors within the heavy construction equipment technology program at Pennsylvania College of Technology ...