Centre of Continuing Studies
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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.
- 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