Associated Training Services

Heavy Equipment Training

ATS offers two levels of heavy equipment operator training which include operation of backhoes, bulldozers, excavators, wheel loaders, scrapers, all-terrain fork lifts, motor graders, and articulated off-road dump trucks. These are the types of equipment most common in the industries which hire heavy equipment operators. These programs also include subject matter such as grade reading, grade stakes, laser levels, site plans, site layout, soils, and safety.


Crane Operator Training

ATS offers three levels of mobile crane operator training which include:


  • Hydraulic Cranes
  • Large Hydraulic Cranes


  • Lattice Boom Cranes
  • Articulated Boom Cranes


  • Tower Cranes
  • Digger Derricks

These programs are designed to teach a person how to safely operate these cranes and to help the student get their crane operator certification through the Nation Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

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Truck Driver Training

A Class-A CDL helps ATS graduates secure employment as a heavy equipment or crane operator. This license allows a person to haul their heavy equipment to a job site or drive a mobile crane on public roadways. These truck driving programs teach a person the basic skills and knowledge needed to drive a Class-A commercial vehicle and to get their Class-A CDL license. Both ATS heavy equipment programs include the Class-A CDL training and licensing.


Rigging/Signalperson Training

The ATS Rigging/Signalperson training is designed to give the student the skills and knowledge needed to pass the written and practical exams for certification through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). This program is an excellent add-on to either the mobile crane or heavy equipment training programs.


Employment Assistance

All ATS graduates receive free employment assistance providing them with employment leads in their local community. The career opportunities in heavy equipment operation, crane operation, and truck driving are some of the most widespread and well paying jobs you will find in any job market.


Financial Assistance

ATS School offers several tuition financing options. ATS's financial assistance program is designed to make it easy and affordable to enroll in any of our training programs. You can apply for financing by filling out our online application.


Directional Drilling Program

ATS offers a two week Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) program to introduce the student to:

  • Drill Operation
  • Drill Head Tracking
  • Utility Locating
  • Mud Mixing
  • Vacuum Excavating
  • Downhole Tools

This program is designed to give an individual the fundamental skills and knowledge to operate a Horizontal Directional Drill and perform the other functions involved in HDD operations.


Housing Assistance

ATS has established housing assistance for students who stay at WaterTower Residence Inn. We'll reserve a room for you at the dormitory facility for the full length of your training.


National Credentials

Associated Training Services offers two types of national, third party credentials.

  • National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
  • National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).