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Transportation & Heavy Equipment

In our increasingly interconnected world, transportation careers continue to grow. These jobs typically require an ability to work with hands-on, physical objects and also pay attention to details. Vehicle and operator safety is a high priority, as well as performing work quickly and efficiently. Wages in this sector can exceed $30/hour but vary considerably with the level of skill required and responsibility of the job.

Types of Classes Offered

  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • Forklift Certification
  • Heavy Equipment Training
  • Aviation and Aerospace Technology

Our Training Centers with Programs and Certifications in Transportation & Heavy Equipment:

Heavy Truck Driver: $21.18 (2020)
Forklift Operator: $17.73 (2020)
Heavy Equipment Operator: $19.66 (2020)
Aircraft Mechanic A&P: $30.15 (2020)

Upcoming Classes

CDL A – Permit Prep Course for Vermont Commercial Driver’s License Class A

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: March 28, 2022
End Date: April 8, 2022
Class Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Time:  3pm - 4:30pm

The minimum age is 17 for the course. Must be at least 18 to eventually take the permit test. Cost: $400.00. Grants are available based on eligibility. Held at the …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: Northwest Career & Technical Center

CDL A – Vermont Commercial Driver’s License Class A

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: March 7, 2022
Class Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Earn your CDL and start your new career. $5200 – Class A (Tuition includes first time permit, endorsement, and road testing fees, drug testing, physical, textbooks, and instruction.) $3500 – …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: North Country Career Center

CDLA-01: COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (A ENDORSEMENT)

Type of Class: in-person
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Saturday,
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Stafford Driver Training School is a member of the National Association of Publicly-Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) operated through the Adult and Continuing Education program at Stafford Technical Center …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: Stafford Technical Center

CDLB-02: COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (B ENDORSEMENT)

Type of Class: in-person
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Saturday,
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Stafford Driver Training School is a member of the National Association of Publicly-Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) operated through the Adult and Continuing Education program at Stafford Technical Center …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: Stafford Technical Center

Commercial Driver’s License – Class A

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: October 4, 2021
Class Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Earn your CDL and begin a rewarding new career! $5200 – Class A (Tuition includes first time permit, license, and endorsement testing fees as well as required medical card exam, …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: Northwest Career & Technical Center

Commercial Driver’s License-Class B

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: March 14, 2022
End Date: June 10, 2022
Class Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
Time:  6-7:30AM, additional driving time scheduled with instructor required

The Commercial Driver’s License Class B program is your first step toward a career driving commercial vehicles. This primarily includes straight trucks though at the conclusion of the course students …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: Southwest Tech

FORKLIFT OPERATOR SAFETY TRAINING

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: November 5, 2021
End Date: November 5, 2021
Class Days: Friday,
Time:   9:00A - 1:00P

Designed for all powered “lift truck” operators in manufacturing, construction and retail.  The course will cover an overview of the regulations (29 CFR 1910.178), training requirements, forklift basics and characteristics, …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: Hannaford Career Center

POST-SECONDARY AVIATION AND AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Type of Class: in-person
Class Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Time:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F School Year

If you have a passion for aviation, love hands-on work and complex problem solving, a career in aviation may be for you. There is a huge, unmet demand for qualified …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: Burlington Technical Center