Associated Training Services
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.Read more...
Heavy Equipment Training
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).Read more
Crane Operator Training
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.Read more...
Truck Driver Training
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
I just want to say thank you for the training and certification I received at ATS. I am now working for Tanco running a 50 ton Grove RT. I also run the forklift, skid steer and backhoe making $26.00 an hour with $10.00 hire per diem. We travel all year spending a few months in each place building storage tanks.Greg Martineau
Been here for the last 3 years for heavy and crane and it’s always nice to see the staff and catch up on things. Really enjoy coming back. The staff is really good at what they do.Tyler Morrow
All the instructors are helpful and knowledgeable with both the course study, as well as with industry information.Steve Gonzalez
Chris is a phenomenal teacher. He takes pride in his work and is very informative. I think that he does well at keeping people calm and uses his experience to help others. I really enjoy this school and I think it’s a positive atmosphere.Tad Hughes
After 8/1/14, I will be entering second crane program. Up to this point, I couldn’t be happier with my decision to come here. The staff is great and instructors are phenomenal. I would most certainly recommend this school to any one of my friends, and I look forward to my upcoming training.John Bermudez
I graduated from the crane program in May. I just wanted to send an email to say thank you to you and everyone in the crane department. I got a job with a local company Rose Steel Inc just 25 minutes from my house. ATS taught me everything I needed to enter a career that is more than I could have imagined. Just 3 months out of school and I got my MA hoisting license driving a company truck with everything paid for and operating and maintaining my crane. I run a 2002 Link-Belt HTC-8670 70 ton truck crane but have also gotten days in the 1978 Link-Belt HC-218A 100 ton friction rig and a 1969 Link-Belt HC-218 82 ton friction rig. I could not have made a better decision than to come to your program. Hope everything is going well over in the farmlands. And now with the warmer weather be careful on that badass Honda rebel keep it under 100.Jake fowler