Heavy Equipment Operations

Because tomorrow needs critical thinkers and problem solvers.

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.

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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

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Pair a minor with any bachelor's degree, or an immersion with any bachelor's or associate's degree.

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03.29.2024

Prep continues for international Baja competition

Work continues at Penn College’s Heavy Construction Equipment Operations Site in advance of Baja SAE Williamsport. Some independent-study students and members of the Service Technicians & Operators’ Association have been busy at the Brady Township location, working on essential elements for the competition, scheduled for May 16-19.

03.25.2024

Site prep ramps up for Baja SAE Williamsport

Preparations for Baja SAE Williamsport are ramping up at Penn College’s Heavy Construction Equipment Operations Site in Brady Township. Last week, excavators, bulldozers, haul trucks and rollers dominated the landscape. The competition is scheduled for May 16-19, with 100 collegiate teams from 31 states, the District of Columbia, Brazil and Canada.

03.21.2024

Longtime partner’s generosity expands student opportunities

Anderson Equipment Co.’s 24-week loan of a Komatsu PC 290LC-11 to Pennsylvania College of Technology will be greatly advantageous to students in 10 diesel and heavy construction equipment courses – from powertrain and hydraulics to brakes and electronics. A Corporate Tomorrow Maker that has supported Penn College students for about 25 years, the company is providing the excavator through an ongoing entrustment agreement that enhances instruction at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

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