crane operator

5 day program

about the crane operator program

The objective of the Crane Operator Program (COP) is to provide individuals or organizations the opportunity to receive in-depth training from industry experts in hopes of earning their Rubber Tire Truck Mount Telescoping Boom Crane Certification. This is provided through NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research), a nationally recognized credentialing and certifying organization. During this 5-day course, participants will learn the foundations of crane operation, providing a gateway for high paying career opportunities.

total cost for cop


Tuition – $1780

Personal Protective Equipment is available for purchase at an additional fee.

average salary


Average salary comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

financial aid

smart option loan

Southeast Lineman Training Center offers student loans through Sallie Mae’s Smart Option Loan. 100% of Tuition, fees and living expenses are covered with the smart option loan.

Do not apply for this loan until you’ve been accepted at SLTC.

Learn More About Your Options

workforce innovation
and opportunity act

This federal government program allows individuals who are unemployed or underemployed to receive funds for retraining. The amount of tuition coverage will vary depending on your circumstances. Find out if you qualify by visiting your local unemployment office also known as a “One-Stop Center” or Career Center.

trade act
assistance program

This federal program provides financial assistance to those who are unemployed due to layoffs and plant closers. Qualification depends on your specific circumstance. Those who qualify are typically covered for 100% of retraining costs. Find out if you qualify by visiting your local unemployment office also known as a “One-Stop Center” or Career Center.

veterans of
the armed services

SLTC is approved to certify veterans for G.I. Bill Post 9/11 benefits, which pays up to 100% of program cost and housing. Once you graduate from SLTC and enroll into an apprenticeship program you are eligible for continued VA benefits through the On-the-Job or Apprenticeship Training Program along with also receiving a salary from your employer.

local bank or personal loan

Most of our students use a bank loan or personally fund their education. Contact your local bank or credit union to see if you qualify to obtain a personal loan to cover your tuition and fees for the Electrical Lineworker Program.

career outlook

are in high

Crane operation is a highly sought-after skill because of its versatility in a number of industries. With the rapid development of structures and the constant need for operators to load/unload heavy products, there is an increasing number of opportunities for careers in crane operation.

Being a crane operator is a rewarding and challenging career that requires hard work, dedication, and the ability to work in a team environment. 

Successful completion of our educational objectives by students results in graduates that will be qualified for a variety of positions including but not limited to the following:

Nonresidential Building Construction, Residential Building Construction, Mobile Crane Operator, Boom Truck Operator, and Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction.

program calendar 2023/2024


Class 07
July 31 – August 4


Class 08
October 9 – October 13


Class 09
December 18 – December 22


Class 10
March 4 – March 8

do you have
what it takes?

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the beginning date of enrollment.
  • Must provide a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license from state in which you reside.
  • Must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination and have the physician sign SLTC’s Doctor’s Release Form.

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