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Professional Heavy Equipment Training 

Welcome to West Coast Training! We provide construction companies and workers with heavy equipment training and certification programs. Our goal is to help our students maximize their earning potential by providing them with the knowledge required of today’s industry professionals.

Training Programs

Students enrolled in our classes complete four-to-eight weeks of coursework, plus on-the-job field training. Our courses include Heavy Equipment Operator training for the use of backhoes, excavators, dozers, and other machinery; Mobile Crane Operator certification to teach students how to operate the four types of mobile cranes they might encounter on the job; OSHA HAZWOPER 120 certification for hazardous materials; and Commercial Driver License A instruction to teach students how to safely operate Class A trucks. We also offer additional seminars and refresher courses that are great for construction companies or other industry professionals looking to brush up on their skills.

There’s no better way to learn than through hands-on instruction, so students enrolled in our courses split their time between practical classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Each student is provided with dedicated time to learn the equipment as an individual, instead of sharing it with the rest of the class. Our field training component helps give students the real-world skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

Our Credentials & Accreditation

Our students deserve the best possible training as they enter the workforce. Our Heavy Equipment Operation course follows the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) curriculum and meets all its training requirements. Our Mobile Crane Operator course is certified by the NCCCO (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators) and meets the OSHA Qualification in Rigging and Signaling. We provide the highest quality instruction by industry professionals who have years of real-world experience and want to pass their knowledge and love of the job on to the next generation of professionals.

Our Location

Our school is located just outside beautiful Woodland, Washington, less than an hour away from Portland. We’re a short drive away from the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade Mountains, and other major Northwestern cities. Students receive classroom instruction at our Woodland campus and hands-on training at our nearby construction site.

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If you’re ready to jump-start your career in the construction industry, consider enrolling in one of our courses to make yourself an even more qualified applicant.

West Coast Training is the heavy equipment training and certification school of choice for construction workers all throughout the country. Let us help you maximize your earning potential. Contact us today to enroll in one of our certification programs!

the west coast difference

  • Practical, Hands-on Training
  • Experienced Master Craft Instructors
  • NCCER & NCCCO Certified Programs
  • Small Class Sizes & Personal Attention
  • Lifetime Graduate Employment Services
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West Coast at Crane Nationals Stever Frein, a Crane Instructor with West Coast Training, and a 33 year veteran Crane Operator, was one of 18 people from throughout the U.S. and Canada to earn the right to compete in Las Vegas at the National Operator Skills Championship this March. Read more
Heavy Construction Jobs on Rise
“Employment of construction equipment operators is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations,” according to the most recent Occupational Outlook projections of the US Department of Labor. 
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Celebrating 55 Years! This year, West Coast Training celebrates 55 years of continuous operation as a leading training center for heavy equipment operation. Read more
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