2929 16th Avenue North
Escanaba, MI 49829
Office: 906-789-3123
Toll Free: 800-682-9222
Email: admissions@ncheschool.com


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  1. How long is the operator training course?
  2. The Heavy Equipment Operator Program is four weeks long. The classes run Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm eastern time zone.


  1. Is this certification good in all states or just Michigan?
  2. This certification is good in all states not just Michigan.


  1. How much does the school cost?
  2. The training program tuition is $5990.


  1. Does this training cover both Level one and Level two Exercises?
  2. Absolutely! You will operate all level one and two machines.


  1. Where do we stay for the duration of the month?
  2. North Country has their own offsite lodging facilities that students stay at for a monthly rate of $990 or students can stay at a few local hotels that vary in price.


  1. Do you provide transportation to and from the school?
  2. Transportation is not provided to and from the school. We do however help students carpool with other students to make things easier.


  1. Are meals provided to us?
  2. Lunch is provided on the first day of class. After that student can bring their own lunch. Our community has many local restaurants and national fast-food chains that students use often.


  1. Do we get paid to go to school?
  2. Some students that are sponsored through their work get paid because their job is requiring it but other that that no.


  1. Do you accept Veteran Benefits?
  2. North Country Heavy Equipment School is proud to accept all VA Benefits to help new and old Veterans transition from one Career to the next.


  1. Do we have to share equipment with a group of people?
  2. Each student will be operating their own piece of equipment when it’s their turn. Each Student will have one partner that will act as a single person and ground man when the other is operating. For over 20 years we find this very helpful to students as they can learn from each other help if the other is struggling when doing our project-based exercises.


  1. What certifications do we get?
  2. This class has several different certifications! From The NCCER operator Cert to the OSHA 10, ECTP and NUCA Cert. You will walk away with many credentials!


  1. Do we just dig holes or are there certain exercises?
  2. Not here we don’t! We find it best to have project-based exercise when learning. This gives students the opportunity to do real life projects while learning the various machines. Some of the exercises are: culvert installation, road grad and staking, septic system installation, leach fields, basement foundation, fork lift exercises, pole setting and many more!

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