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Hydraulic Crane Operator

The Hydraulic Crane Operator Program will teach a student how to operate any hoisting device or structure incorporating a power-driven drum and wire rope that is designed for raising, lowering or moving material. It must also be equipped with a hydraulically supported boom capable that is capable of moving in the vertical and horizontal plane and mounted on a base or chassis. The chassis is intended to provide mobility.

The Hydraulic Crane Operator Program can usually be completed within 3 years, depending on how many hours the student is able to get during on the job training. After graduation the Hydraulic Crane Operator will be well versed in all of the safety regulations involved in operating such a highly sophisticated piece of machinery.


Material Moving Occupations
Wage: $45,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 2.8%
Self Employed: 0.4%
Unemployment Rate: 5.5%
Employed Part Time: 1.7%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training