Nunez Heavy Equipment Course Revs up July 8

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The Workforce Division at Nunez Community College will offer its seven-week Heavy Equipment course this summer from July 8-Aug. 22. Cost is $5,500 and completers will be certified on seven pieces of heavy equipment in addition to earning five non-equipment industry-based certifications.

Students can earn certifications on seven work site machines along with five additional industry-based certifications this summer with Nunez Workforce’s Heavy Equipment program.

The seven-week course runs July 8-Aug. 22 and costs $5,500.

Completers will be certified to operate forklifts, telehandlers, aerial and scissor lifts, skid steers, bulldozers, excavators and front payloaders.

In addition to the equipment training, completers will also earn certificates in NCCER Core, NCCER Heavy Equipment Level I, OSHA-10, CPR through the American Heart Association, and Confined Space training.

“Students who complete this program will significantly improve their job prospects and their potential value at any construction-based work site,” said Nunez Workforce Director Brian Gibson.

Interested students can email Gibson at or submit a Course Inquiry form at

Spaces are limited for the July 8-Aug. 22 course. Heavy Equipment will be offered again Sept. 9-Oct. 25.

Registration is also open for the Fall 2024 semester at

About Nunez Community College
Nunez Community College is a student-centered institution that delivers relevant and innovative curriculum integrating the arts, sciences, and humanities leading to academic credentials and workforce opportunities. Nunez serves a vital role in the community by engaging with partners to support student success and personal growth. Nunez Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Nunez Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( Nunez is located at 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA. For more information, visit