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Associated Training Services (ATS) has been our nation's leader in heavy equipment, mobile crane, and truck driver training since 1959.  ATS students receive the highest quality training in the industry on the widest variety of heavy equipment, cranes and trucks from the most knowledgeable and experienced instructors.

As we all know, in order to become employed in most industries, a person needs skills, knowledge and recognized credentials.  ATS knows what the employers in these industries are looking for and this what all ATS graduates get.

ATS and its family owned and operated organization will help you secure a rewarding career in heavy equipment, crane operation or commercial truck driving in just a few short weeks.


Graduates of ATS receive free lifetime career/employment assistance. ATS provides the tools, resources, and assistance that are an essential part in our graduates finding employment with some of the biggest and best employers in all parts of the country. Our Employment Assistance personnel have over 50 years of experience helping people find jobs in the following industries:

  • Road & Bridge Construction
  • Public & Private Utilities
  • Sewer & Water Works
  • Oil, Gas & Energy Industries
  • City, County, State, & Federal Governments
  • Commercial & Residential Construction
  • Mining, Sand & Gravel
  • Forestry & Public Land Management


ATS firmly believes that money should not be an obstacle to you pursuing a new career. That's why we offer a quick and easy way to finance your training. financial assistance can be used to cover tuition and the housing offered at ATS.  Complete our FREE online financial aid application and make it easy and affordable to finance your training and housing expense. After submitting your application, the results are usually known within 24 hours.


At ATS you will be trained on a variety of equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, scrapers, excavators, wheel loaders, motor graders, all-terrain fork lifts, articulated off-road dump trucks, and roller/compactors.  ATS offers two levels of heavy equipment operator training on all types of heavy equipment used on work sites today. Our heavy equipment programs also include instruction in site layout,  grade reading, grade stakes, laser levels, site plans,  soil identification, and heavy equipment safety.  ATS heavy equipment students receive credentials through the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).


ATS offers the most comprehensive crane operator training with two different levels and a wide variety of mobile cranes. ATS students will operate fixed cab (boom truck) cranes, swing cab (rough terrain/RT) cranes, lattice boom cranes, and articulated boom (knuckleboom) mobile cranes. ATS will teach how to safely operate each type of crane with the end goal of getting you certified through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).  Through these crane operator programs, ATS students can obtain up to seven separate NCCCO crane operator certifications.  In addition to the crane operator training, students can add  NCCCO Rigger and Signalperson training and certification. 


A Class-A CDL makes it much easier to  become employed as a heavy equipment operator or crane operator.  The Class-A CDL will make you more employable as a heavy equipment/crane operator in today’s job market. The CDL allows you to haul your equipment and drive dump trucks or mobile cranes on public roads.  The ATS truck driver training includes driving commercial motor vehicles on the road and preparing you for the  CDL written exams  and road test.  Get your Class-A CDL truck driver training and take your heavy equipment career to a new level.


When it comes to attending the best school and getting the best value, people are more than willing to travel to other parts of the country. That’s why people from all over the United States train at ATS and stay in the ATS owned housing. The ATS housing is a dormitory style facility that makes it easy and affordable for all ATS students to have comfortable place to stay while in training.

*NCCCO - Associated Training Services fully endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and will prepare candidates for the CCO certification examinations.
**The Better Business Bureau (BBB) only accredits the business management of a school, not the quality of the curriculum, or training programs.


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