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Heavy Equipment Operation

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To provide realistic job training and fundamental skills practice, the Heavy Equipment Operating programs will utilize the Center for Innovation’s numerous simulators.

Our simulator lab including a forklift with immersive virtual reality simulations and instructions, and CAT machines that offer simulated learning certificates for hydraulic excavator, dozer, backhoe, loader, and grader. Combined with our training, industry partnerships will aid participants in moving from entry-level learners to certified operators.  

The following additional simulators are also available for those looking to improve their skills or learn to operate a car, truck, or airplane. 

Redbird SD flight simulator 

This FAA, government-approved, fully enclosed flight simulator is great for logging hours and is currently set up as the popular Cessna 172. 

Truck Simulator 

The EF-Truck NG Simulator System can be configured into various types of large trucks and transmissions. 

Car Simulator 

This EF automatic car simulator allows users to practice driving on a variety of street conditions, including a foggy night or a snowy day.