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River Parishes Community College


Academics at River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, Academic Affairs, includes all technical and transfer credit programs, library services, and college-wide institutional effectiveness. Academic Affairs supports the mission of RPCC through providing leadership, quality service, and instruction that leads to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees for transfer or the workforce.

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Crane Operator

Crane Operator Training

Begin your career as a certified crane operator at River Parishes Community College!  Training takes place at our main campus and is conducted Monday – Friday, from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. running four consecutive weeks.

High Skill, High Wage, High Demand Career!

This 4 week, full time program includes classroom and hands-on training on our selection of cranes. Take advantage and enroll at RPCC today!


What does a mobile crane operator do?

A crane operator assists with almost all heavy construction projects around the world. They can be seen in the background of every major project from skyscrapers to refinery work. An operator must possess a good understanding of load charts and equipment capabilities as well as an incredible command of the crane.

What is the average salary?

Average wage is $28.00-$32.00 an hour to start!! Most jobs offer ample opportunity for overtime as well.

What type of certification is offered?

Upon successful completion of the course, all operators will test for the fixed-cab telescopic-boom crane operator certification from the NCCCO (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators). Operators have the opportunity to add even larger cranes to their certifications in the future.

Where can I work?

An NCCCO crane operator certification is accepted all over the US as well as many foreign territories.

When is the training offered?

Visit our website at to view our schedule.

Where is the training conducted?

River Parishes Community College

How do I enroll?

There are three easy ways to apply:

  1. Visit to create an account, then register for the class
  2. Visit our campus at 925 West Edenborne Parkway in Gonzales, Louisiana
  3. Call Lift Tech at 225-450-7605 or RPCC at 225-743-8500