Forklift Operator

The Forklift Driver program is eligible for Learn & Work funding to cover the cost of tuition. Utah residency is required. Please review this page for complete program and career details before clicking the Apply Today button.

This program typically takes 4 weeks to complete with both on-line and in-person coursework. Upon completion, students will have learned the theory and safety practices of driving a lift truck and will have demonstrated safe driving to pass a practical evaluation.


Salary / Monthly Openings

Entry-Level Wages: $11.56 | Median Wages: $15.56
Openings: 457

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Entry-Level Wages: $14.26 | Median Wages: $21.41
Openings: 60

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Title Time Commitment Investment
Warehouse Operations Forklift Theory 1 week | Self-paced/4 hours $169
Warehouse Operations Forklift Evaluation 3 weeks | 1 day/week $259


The SLCC Forklift Driver training is 100% OSHA compliant and taught by qualified instructors

This program can be completed in 4 weeks

Students receive certification card upon successful completion of course and driving evaluation.


* How long does it take the complete the training?

- The online training component is open for one week and takes approximately 4 hours to complete. After that, you will have 3 Saturday sessions, up to 12 hours of driving time, to prepare for and pass the operator evaluation

* What is covered in the training?

- Students will first learn and be tested on the theory and safety of lift truck operation. With a passing score of 80% or higher on the written exam, students move on to the practical evaluation, required by OSHA, with our qualified instructors.

* How long is the certification good for?

- Per OSHA mandates, certification is valid for 3 years from the date of completion.

* Do you have more than one kind of forklift?

- Yes, the college has numerous types of machines available. Chances are at least one of them is the same type you will use on the job.


100% funding available through Learn & Work

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