If you want to drive dozers, excavators, backhoes, and skid steers, our 9-week program in New Iberia is for you! Through a combination of classroom, simulation, and hands-on skills training, you'll learn the fundamental skills of how to safely operate heavy equipment.
You'll graduate with the following credentials:
  • NCCER Core
  • NCCER Heavy Equipment Level 1
  • NCCER Heavy Equipment Level 2


WHEN/WHERE: (day class).

  • June 3 – August 2, 2024
  • August 5 – October 4, 2024
  • October 7 – December 10, 2024
  • December 11, 2024 – February 21, 2025

COST: $6,000 (You may qualify for tuition assistance. Contact 337-521-9028 or workforce@solacc.edu for information).


  • Age: 18+.
  • No High School, GED or HiSET required*

*A high school or HiSET diploma is required for most financial aid grant applications.


Whether you want to work in oil & gas, construction, or transportation, SLCC will prepare you for life as a Heavy Equipment Operator. 

Average Salary: $46,230
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana Average Salary 2021)


To discuss tuition assistance options and enrollment steps, fill out this contact form or contact us at:

Economic & Workforce Development Division

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