Through this program, Detroit Training Center provides multiple certifications for operating heavy equipment and powered industrial trucks. As a result, graduates of this program find successful careers on construction and landscaping projects. Lecture portion covers instruction and general background knowledge on equipment. Hands-on segment gives students the opportunity to drive and operate a variety of equipment including forklift/hi-lo's, skid steers, backhoes, front end loaders, excavators, and lifts. Topics covered include OSHA rules and regulations, job-site safety, reading grade levels, identifying soils, machine inspection and maintenance, and job-site layout. Furthermore, job placement assistance is provided to our graduates.

Credentials Earned

First Aid/CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens License

OSHA 10 Certification

Forklift Operator Certification

Backhoe/Loader Operator Certification

Skid Steer Operator Certification

Aerial Lift Operator Certification

Excavator Operator Certification

Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

Career Opportunities

Civil Construction Equipment Operator

Residential and Commercial Construction Equipment Operator

Highway Maintenance Laborer

Material Sorting Laborer

Excavating and Loading Machine Operator 

Landscape Equipment Operator

Asbestos Abatement Laborer

Median Wages

$20 Hourly

$42,540 Annually




*Some students receive for funding for this program. Please attend one of our free orientations on Tuesday or Thursday at 10am at our facility to determine if you qualify.*


6 weeks



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