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Associated Training Services (ATS) is our nation's leader in heavy equipment operator training. Students receive the highest quality training in the industry on a wide variety of heavy equipment from the most knowledgeable and experienced instructors.

Anyone interested in joining the growing ranks of heavy equipment operators must be trained. ATS students receive training on a variety of equipment focusing on fundamental operating skills, equipment-specific knowledge, and safety practices. Whether you want to become a mobile crane operator, a heavy equipment operator, or a CDL truck driver, ATS can train you to meet industry requirements.

ATS and its family operated organization has been training people since 1959. Your rewarding career in heavy equipment, crane operation or commercial truck driving begins right here at Associated Training Services.


Graduates of ATS receive free career assistance. Our career services department will help you find job leads in your local community. These job opportunities are the best and highest paid opportunities for heavy equipment operators, crane operators, and truck drivers. Throughout the United States, we have thousands of employers ready to hire our graduates as soon as they can show proof of certification. All industries are represented including road construction, bridge building, construction site development, utility companies, energy, city and county road maintenance, residential and commercial construction, sand and gravel, forestry, mining, agriculture, and more. Career Assistance is just one step away.


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. With the ATS financial assistance approval you can enroll in any program ATS offers. This financial assistance can be used to cover tuition and the housing offered at the ATS training site. Fill out our FREE online financial aid application and make it easy and affordable to complete you training at ATS.


At ATS you will be trained on a variety of equipment to include bulldozers, backhoes, scrapers, excavators, wheel loaders, motor graders, all-terrain fork lifts, articulated off-road dump trucks, and much more. ATS offers two levels of heavy equipment operator training on all types of heavy equipment used on work sites today. Our heavy equipment curriculum also includes instruction on grade reading, grade stakes, laser levels, site plans, site layout, soil identification, and heavy equipment safety.


ATS offers the most comprehensive crane operator training with two different levels. 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). Learn more about our crane operator training right now.


If you want to be employed as a heavy equipment operator or crane operator, then the best thing you can do is to get your class-A CDL. The Class-A CDL will make you a more employable 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. You'll learn the basic skills driving commercial motor vehicles on the road including the CDL written exams, backing and the CDL Road Test. Get your Class-A CDL truck driver training and take your heavy equipment career to a new level.

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.

Associated Training Services - 7190 Elder Lane - Sun Prairie, WI 53590 - (800) 383-7364 - admissions@equipmentoperator.com

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