Courses | Heavy Equipment Operator | Assiniboine Community College
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This program will provide students with a combination of training in fundamental heavy equipment operator skills as well as related training in surveying, safety and equipment servicing. Graduates of the full program will be able to operate several types of heavy equipment in a safe manner, carry out preventative maintenance, complete pre- and post- inspections, remove and install attachments, load and unload equipment, and read and interpret legislation, site plans and manufacturer manuals. Graduates will be well trained as heavy equipment operators for success in heavy construction industry.

Training schedule

  • 120 hours of classroom instruction
  • 80 hours of simulation
  • 20 hours in-seat equipment training
  • 140 hours employer practicum

Classes will be a blend of daytime and evening instruction, with a focus on heavy equipment operation principles, site surveying and grades, and worksite and personal safety. Simulator work will take you through the basics of operating each piece of heavy equipment, and some may be done at your convenience. In-seat training on heavy equipment and your employer practicum will be industry driven.

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Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options
On Campus