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.Read more...
Crane Operator Training
ATS offers three levels of mobile crane operator training which include:
- Small 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 certification through the Nation Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).Read more
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. Students entering these programs must have their Class-A learners permit from their state of residence prior to attending.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
All ATS graduates receive free employment assistance providing them with employment leads in their local community. Our fifty plus years in operation has generated thousands of employers throughout the country who hire graduates from our programs. 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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
Associated Training Services offers third party credentials.
- National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
I just want to say thank you for the training and certification I received at ATS. I am now working for Tanco running a 50 ton Grove RT. I also run the forklift, skid steer and backhoe making $26.00 an hour with $10.00 hire per diem. We travel all year spending a few months in each place building storage tanks.Greg Martineau
Been here for the last 3 months for heavy and crane and it’s always nice to see the staff and catch up on things. Really enjoy coming back. The staff is really good at what they do.Tyler Morrow
All the instructors are helpful and knowledgeable with both the course study, as well as with industry information.Steve Gonzalez
Chris is a phenomenal teacher. He takes pride in his work and is very informative. I think that he does well at keeping people calm and uses his experience to help others. I really enjoy this school and I think it’s a positive atmosphere.Tad Hughes
After 8/1/14, I will be entering second crane program. Up to this point, I couldn’t be happier with my decision to come here. The staff is great and instructors are phenomenal. I would most certainly recommend this school to any one of my friends, and I look forward to my upcoming training.John Bermudez