Sandbox Academy

 

 

Sandbox Academy

 

Trained heavy equipment operators and diesel mechanics are in extremely high demand. Extreme Sandbox is proud to offer Sandbox Academy, an equipment operator training program for both adults and students. Our training programs are affordable, self-paced and individually scheduled with no set class start dates/times. We offer these programs for single individuals or can accommodate groups.
 

We also offer experiential student learning through our Heavy Equipment Camps, with a hands-on approach to learning. While we are not a formal education facility, our goal is to be able to expose adults and students to these trades and hopefully inspire and prepare them for a potential career path.

 


 


 

Equipment Training Programs

(Excavator – Bulldozer – Wheel Loader – Mini Excavator)


 

– Partnered with Hard Hat Training (hardhattraining.com), a leader in online OSHA-complaint safety training for construction companies. After determining the program below (3 level options), students begin by taking their online OSHA-complaint training on their own schedule.  Once complete, they then contact an Extreme Sandbox site to schedule their practical on-site training.
– Self-paced, individually scheduled. We offer our services on your schedule, meaning there are no set class start dates/times.  We offer these programs for single individuals or can accommodate groups.
– Each program below is designed for a single equipment type. Students can bundle together multiple types and with the self-paced nature of the program, can complete all together if desired. Ask us for bundled pricing.
– Students receive a Certificate of Completion once they finish the course.

 

 
 


 

Level 1 Operator Training Course

$750 (per person/per equipment type)
8 hours total (5 hours equipment time)

 

Online OSHA-compliant equipment safety/overview training course (1.5 hours)
On-site equipment classroom training (1.5 hours)

      • -Pre-operation inspections
      • -Safety overview
      • -Basic equipment controls
    Equipment operation (5 hours)
        • -Basic controls
        • -Fundamentals

       

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    Level 2 Operator Training Course

    $2000 (per person/per equipment type)
    32 hours total (25 hours equipment time)

     

    Level 1 components (above)

    On-site equipment classroom training (4 hours)

        • -Equipment preventative maintenence
      Equipment operation (20 hours)
          • -Fundamentals
          • -Technical skills

         

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      Level 3 Operator Training Course

      $3500 (per person/per equipment type)
      60 hours total (50 hours equipment time)

       

        Level 1 & 2 components (above)

    On-site equipment classroom training (3 hours)
      • -Technical overview / Advanced skills
    Equipment operation (25 hours)
      • -Fundamentals
      • -Advanced skills

     

    Contact us here: [email protected] or call us at (855) DIG 4 FUN to get more information on eligibility, requirements, availability or get scheduled for our Sandbox Academy.

     


    Heavy Equipment Camps

     

     

    1/2 Day Experiential Student Learning Event (school groups)

    – Classroom lecture and discussion from experts in the field, including mechanics, operators and local business owners.
    – Hands-on shop experience with an emphasis on heavy equipment maintenance and repair.
    – Behind the controls equipment time to learn the basics of operating heavy equipment in the field (real equipment and/or full motion equipment simulators).
    – Experiential Student Learning Events should generally be coordinated through school career counselors. General target audience is 12-20 year-olds.

– Extreme Sandbox outdoor locations: Hastings, MN and Pottsboro, TX.
– Pricing:
$695 for a group of up to 8 students.
$995 for a group of up to 16 students.

 

Contact us here: [email protected] or call us at (855) DIG 4 FUN to get more information on eligibility, requirements, availability or get scheduled for our Sandbox Academy.