According to the US Department of Labor, the outlook is bright. The Occupational Outlook Handbook states that: "Construction equipment operators drive, maneuver, or control the heavy machinery used to construct roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures. The median annual wage for construction equipment operators was $40,980 in May 2012. Employment of construction equipment operators is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Spending on infrastructure should generate many new jobs for construction equipment operators. Workers who can operate multiple types of equipment should have the best job opportunities." How to Register Click here to see the latest Continuing Education Schedule of Classes. See the Index for the course(s) you are interested in. Note the class schedule, dates, times and cost. Follow the registration directions on the inside front cover of the schedule. Courses HEO-307 Skid Steer Operator Certification (1.2 CEUs)This course introduces students to the fundamentals of safely operating a skid steer loader vehicle. HEO-308 Backhoe Operator Certification (1.2 CEUs)This course introduces students to the fundamentals of safely operating a backhoe loader vehicle.