Equipment Operations & Maintenance

(also known as the Ag Mechanics or Heavy Equipment program)

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   Equipment Operations & Maintenance Certificate

  •  ​A one-year or two-semester certificate program
  • Trains students for employment in federal, state and local government agencies and private industry construction companies
  • A drug testing and DMV pull notice program

For more information about the Equipment Operations & Maintenance program, click here.
For certificate course requirements, click here.

John Livingston
Equipment Operations & Maintenance Instructor
530-242-2203 or

Chris Pope
Equipment Operations & Maintenance Paraprofessional
530-242-2204 or


 Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities available to you using equipment operation and maintenance skills:  

 Federal Agencies   Bureau of Indian Affairs

Bureau of Land Management

National Park Service

Soil Conservation Service

U.S. Forest Service

 State Agencies  Department of Forestry

Department of Transportation

Fish and Game

 Local Government Agencies   City Parks and Roads Departments

County Parks and Roads Departments

Municipal Agencies

 Private Industry   Equipment Repair Companies

Erosion Control / Restoration Companies

Logging Companies

Lumber Companies

Private Construction Companies


Hands-On Training

Equipment training includes but not limited to:  

Bulldozer Compaction Equipment

Water Truck Motor Grader

Scraper Backhoe

Loader Wheel Tractor

Dump Truck Fork Lift

Skid Steer Laser Leveling

A Certificate Program 

Learning to operate heavy equipment has always developed employable skills essential to many occupations. The Equipment Operations & Maintenance Certificate program offered by Shasta College emphasizes the “learning-by-doing” method of instruction on modern up-to-date equipment.  With an eight-acre training site and storm water pollution prevention training, you are sure to experience your education.

Advisory Committee Guidance 

All of the programs offered by the Agriculture and Natural Resources Division are periodically reviewed by a broad cross-section of community business and professional individuals in related fields of work.  These industry representatives help ensure we are offering an up-to-date program.​​​