Forestry Equipment Operator - New!
Forestry Equipment Operator - 1st class starts April 16
The Forestry Equipment Operator program at Pitt Community College is designed to provide technical and practical knowledge and understanding necessary to become a skilled forestry equipment operator in the logging industry. Training will take place in the classroom as well as on clinical training sites in eastern North Carolina using hands-on applications.
Graduates should be qualified to assume responsibilities as entry level forestry equipment operators and have the necessary abilities and understanding to continue the on-the-job experiences until they acquire specific skills and performance levels to be accomplished operators.
Cost: $181.25 (Ask about tuition reimbursement program)
Please call Doug Duncan at 919-270-9050 or email email@example.com for more information.
Registration Process (Registration Deadine is April 6)
1. Students interested must hold a Career Readiness Certificate with the following scores:
Applied Mathematics - 3
Reading for Information - 3
Locating Information - 4
2. Students must pass a drug screening before entry into program.
3. Once a students holds a CRC with appropriate scores and has passed the drug screening, then they are eligible to register. Students completing the entire 16-week program will be qualified for 100% tuition reimbursement.
In the News
Caterpillar & Gregory Poole
Caterpillar and Gregory Poole are partnering by providing $1.2 million in equipment for Pitt Community College to use in training Logging Equipment Operators. The donation of this equipment along with maintenance and repair by Gregory Poole will allow students to get hands on training during class giving them experience in this industry prior to entering the workforce.
North Carolina Association of Professional Loggers
NCAPL is making it possible for students to be trained on clinical sites in Eastern, North Carolina. They will coordinate with local land and business owners to find suitable tracts of land for students to get hands on experience. By using their relationships with local boss loggers, the NCAPL will also help with career placement once students complete the program.
AgriSafe Network of North Carolina
AgriSafe of North Carolina has partnered with PCC on this program to ensure that newly trained Forestry Equipment operators will be experts in safety. This will create a new type of workforce with a great knowledge of how to run the safest job site possible.
North Carolina Rural Center
This program was made possible by a grant from the NC Rural Economic Development Center. This funding will spur more community-driven responses to the economic downturn and worker dislocation. The proposal entitled, "Meeting Industry Demand for Certified Logging Equipment Operators," will develop and deliver a 640 hour course.