Heavy Construction Vehicle Operator

Operator program

What is the Heavy Construction Vehicle Operator program?

The purpose of the Heavy Construction Vehicle Operator (HCVO) program is to prepare individuals for employment as professional heavy equipment operators and tractor-trailer drivers. The HCVO program is a short-term training course designed to prepare students to enter the heavy construction industry. Program content includes instruction in general construction site safety, operation of diesel powered heavy equipment and tractor trailer rigs, identification of common equipment/vehicle components, defensive driving skills, actual driving on rural, urban and interstate highways, cargo handling, tractor trailer backing and maneuvering, documentation and verification of loads and grades and equipment/vehicle inspections and logging.


Degrees/ Certificates
  • Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS)
  • Technical Competency Area (TCA)

Available degrees and certificates may vary at each campus. Check with your local campus for more information.

Program Admission Requirements
  • Admissions Application (submitted online)
  • Proof of immunization or signed waiver
  • Proof of Selective Service if required
  • Driver's License or photo ID
  • ACCUPLACER test prior to enrollment or ACT scores accepted
  • Official transcripts from accredited high school or HISET/GED and colleges/universities, if applicable
  • Admission to various programs may require additional documentation
Financial Aid Opportunities for Qualified Students
  • Federal Pell Grant, apply electronically at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act)
  • VA (Veteran’s Assistance)
  • TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students)