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Be A Crane Operator And Operations

One of the heavy equipment jobs that almost always is on the top of the pay scale is the crane operations. There’s a lot that only a crane can do, so this position is in high demand, too. But the reason crane operators get sought out and get paid well is that they do a dangerous job that takes a lot of skill. Crane operators need to be certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) because that ensures the operator meets high standards of knowledge and skill.

Crane Operator Certification

Crane operators get their NCCCO certifications by passing both written and practical exams, just like you got your driver’s license by passing both a written test and a driving test. The reason both kinds of testing is required is that operating a crane is every bit as potentially dangerous as driving can be.

When you go through the Certified Crane Operator Programs at ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Training School there will be a lot of both types of learning; knowledge and practical. You become familiar with a lot of things depending on the program:

Mobile Crane Operations – 1

  • Beginner Level Curriculum
  • 3 Weeks, Monday through Friday
  • Fixed Cab (small hydraulic or boom truck) Mobile Cranes
  • Swing Cab (large hydraulic or rough terrain – RT) Mobile Cranes
  • NCCCO Preparation, Testing & Certification

Mobile Crane Operations – 2

A student must have successfully completed Program -1 to enroll in this program.

  • 3 Weeks, Monday through Friday
  • Lattice Boom Cranes
  • Articulated Boom (Knuckleboom) Cranes
  • NCCCO Preparation, Testing & Certification

In addition to these programs, there are custom training options, rigger/signalperson certification programs, and more. Each one will give you the preparation you need to go on to the next step in your career as a skilled craftsman who is in demand.

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