Course Detail: HESWL - Heavy-Equipment - Small Wheel Loader

This high-tech, equipment-specific course utilizes hybrid training for students to learn the essential skills needed to safely and effectively operate a CaterpillerŪ Small Wheel Loader. Students go from zero-to ready with a combination of hands-on training in CaterpillerŪ Simulators and self-paced online curriculum. Operational techniques and training exercises for this machinery include:

  • Machine Walkaround & Controls Familiarization
  • Driving, Load & Carry
  • Stockpile & Truck Loading
  • Bucket Backfill, Carry Objects & Quick Coupler
  • Open Training: Practice Sessions in Simulator & Virtual Environment
  • Competency Quizzes & Skill Tests
*Despite advertised start/end times and listed schedule, this course is open for enrollment from July 2022 until June 2023. Interested course participants may register to start at any time between July 2022 and June 2023. Please direct all inquiries pertaining to this course to Dr. Dallas Jackson at

**Please note, cancellations must be made within 5 business days from the day an order is placed to qualify for a refund. All refunds will be issued less a $6.75 service fee. All refunds will be issued in the form of a check, and not electronically returned to any credit/debit/gift card. Please allow 45 days for refund requests to be processed.

Course Resources
FAQ: Registration and Payment Steps (PDF Document) : FAQ: Registration and Payment Steps

Available Sessions