Our heavy equipment operator training school sits on 254 acres. The approximately 13,000 square foot main building houses administration offices, three classrooms with up-to-date equipment for training, and housing and dining facilities that can accommodate up to 48 people. We also have a recreation area equipped with satellite.
The training center has six full-time instructors and one full-time mechanic instructor and all instructors have State of Missouri teaching certificates issued through the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE). Our staff also includes an administrator, a field coordinator, three secretaries, a bookkeeper, two cooks, and a janitor.
We have an 8,400 square foot shop for training our students on equipment repair and preventive maintenance. The shop also has a classroom with seating capacity for 50 students.
Our indoor training facility is 302’ x 160’ (48,000 square feet) allowing us to operate equipment inside in case of inclement weather.
The Liebherr 100LC Tower crane is available for NCCCO practical testing as well as voluntary training for members. We have NCCCO-Accredited Practical Examiners on staff for all practical exams except overhead.
All apprentices must complete and pass three 120-hour courses to become proficient in operating a backhoe, crane, and scraper. They must complete two 80-hour courses that primarily cover training on highlifts, but may include seat time on a dozer, compactor, motor grader and challenger. They also complete a 20-hour welding class and a 20-hour skid steer loader class.
Individuals who complete the Operating Engineers Local 513 Apprenticeship Program earn credit toward an Associate of Applied Science Degree at several area community colleges. This is a valuable asset to our members in helping them upgrade the quality of life for their families and communities.
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