Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center

Adult Mobile Equipment Operations Technology

The Mobile Equipment Operations program provides instruction in the theory and operation of various types of heavy equipment used in earthmoving and related mobile equipment projects. All general areas of training in this program consist of a combination of lecture, observation, and practical hands-on applications. Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment as heavy equipment, fork lift, aerial platform operators, commercial truck drivers, and operators of equipment related to the trade. Employment opportunities are available with construction companies, utility companies, municipalities, school districts, trucking companies, warehouses, hospitals, and other businesses with maintenance departments. 

Upon program completion, students will earn a diploma, and those who qualify will receive:

  • A commercial driver’s license
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification
  • Aa fork truck operator’s card
  • An OSHA 10-hour safety card
  • MSHA 24-hour certification

Areas of Training

In an effort to stay current with changes and trends in the industry, the program curriculum may change during the program year and will include general training in:

  • Basic safety
  • Introduction to construction math
  • Hand and power tool safety
  • Introduction to blueprints
  • Heavy equipment safety
  • Basic employability skills
  • Commercial driver training
  • Backhoe operation
  • Dump truck operation
  • Wheeled loader operation
  • Crawler dozer operation
  • Skid loader operation
  • Fork truck operation
  • Track excavator operation (Mini and Full)
  • Roller-compactor operation

Take the Next Step

We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to learn more about enrolling in our program! Please follow these steps to apply:

  1. Call the adult education office at (814) 266-6073, ext. 201 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to schedule a tour and/or make a registration interview appointment.
  2. You must have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Be prepared to bring the $100 registration fee with you You must pay this non-refundable fee before your register, as it secures your seat in class. We will deduct the $100 from your tuition once you begin your program.
  4. During the interview, a GJCTC adult education career will review school policies and procedures along with any entrance requirements you must complete. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and/or the school.
  5. After your interview, you should begin the application process for financial aid (if applicable).
  6. Once you meet all the requirements, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the supervisor of adult education.