Tower Crane Operator

Being a crane operator is one of the most rewarding careers you can choose. Crane operators are highly valued for their knowledge and expertise. They work on a variety of construction projects and have excellent opportunities for high earnings, career advancement, and business ownership.

NCCER has developed a specific one-level curriculum for Tower Crane Operators covering topics such as Tower Crane Safety, Rigging Practices, and Communications.

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This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Orientation to the Trade, Basic Principles of Tower Cranes, Tower Crane Study, Rigging Practices, Load Charts, Communications and Operating a Tower Crane. Purchase Materials

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Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER's Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others. Click below to view a list of SMEs who contributed to the development of this series.

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