Hawkeye’s New Construction Equipment Operation Program Set to Begin in May

By: Public Relations and Marketing
Date Published: Friday, March 14, 2014

WATERLOO—Hawkeye Community College is offering a new Construction Equipment Operation program that will begin in May. This program prepares students to become entry-level equipment operators. Students will receive hands-on training which will enable them to operate construction equipment and machines used for earth and materials moving. In addition, they will operate wheel loaders, skid steer loaders, dump trucks, flatbed transport trailers, compact excavators, backhoes, and track machines. Students will also learn about pre-operational inspection, personal protective equipment, job site safety practices, blueprint reading, construction site preparation, and equipment maintenance. Students will train and test to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. (CDL).

Hawkeye’s Construction Equipment Operation program provides an eight-week workplace experience. This allows students to gain real-work experience at a job site and ensures they develop the skills they need to succeed on the job. Classes begin the week of May 19. Learn more at or call the Admissions office at 319-296-4000.