To become a heavy equipment operator, the proper training is required to safely and professionally operate the different kinds of heavy equipment and machinery that you will be using. Associated Training Services (ATS) has been providing high-quality training for individuals for decades. Just read our reviews. The company got its start in 1959 as the National Institute for Concrete Construction. Now a nationally recognized school, ATS has expanded its course offerings immensely.
Students compliment the program by saying, “The facilities and equipment are top-notch and well-maintained,” and “Great instructors and excellent facility for both classroom and hands-on (training).” During the past two decades, ATS has prepared hundreds of heavy equipment operators for success in the roles behind the wheel of various machines and heavy equipment. Students can learn how to operate cranes, digger derricks, directional drills, and different kinds of heavy equipment as used in construction projects. The school still offers commercial truck driving training and offers a rigger/signalperson certification.
Specialized Training Programs
When there is specialized training needed, ATS can help employers and job applicants with that as well. With highly detailed training by instructors who have extensive experience in the field, students have classroom time as well as hands-on training. Students will get detailed information about the equipment they will be operating, and they will learn how to troubleshoot problems and address simple issues.
Former students give the school high ratings with most of them finding employment in their chosen field rather quickly after having completed their training program. Offering a challenging educational program, that is also fun and informative, ATS provides students with the knowledge they need to safely and effectively pursue a career as a heavy equipment operator. ATS has provided training for various roles in multiple industries, offering specialized training that meets the need of the company.
Reviews – ATS Thrives On Student Success
ATS is more than a school, the instructors and the administrators want to see students succeed and business thrive. The school’s goal is for the success of their students and the success of the businesses that employ those individuals they train. Offering a superior training program that exceeds the expectations of the students, ATS offers a variety of training programs for the operation of construction-related trucks, commercial motor vehicles, mobile cranes, heavy equipment, signaling, rigging, and directional drills. Watch or listen to our reviews.
At the company’s location in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, where the company was established, there are more than 50 staff members. The school is comprised of 20 instructors and more than 50 pieces of heavy equipment, trucks, and mobile cranes. There are beginner level training programs as well as employer specified training programs available at the location in Sun Prairie and at remote locations across the country, including:
- NCCCO Crane Operator Training, Testing and Certification
- NCCCO Rigger-1 & Signalperson Training, Testing and Certification
- OSHA Compliant Rigging & Signal Person Training, Testing and Qualification
- NCCER Heavy Equipment Training, Testing and Qualification
- Class-A CDL Commercial Driver Training, Testing, and Licensing
- Horizontal Directional Drills
Certification, Accreditation, and Associations
ATS is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research and the National Commission for Certification of Crane Operators. It is a certified training provider under the Workforce Development/Workforce Investment Act, offers a training program that is approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the use of veterans’ educational benefits, and is licensed.
ATS is licensed and approved in Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The school is a registered contractor with ISNetworld, which supports more than 360 hiring clients in industries to manage more than 54,000 suppliers and contractors in 75 countries. With an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 4.8-star rating on Google, it is obvious that ATS offers a quality education that helps students excel in their careers.