Heavy Equipment Operators are in high demand
Program: Heavy Equipment Operator
School: Trades, Apprenticeship & Industrial Training
Delivery Method: Classroom
Delivery Location: Thebacha Campus – Fort Smith/Community deliveries may be available.
Aurora College offers three programs in the Heavy Equipment Operator field.
Heavy Equipment Operator
In this full 15-week program, students receive compulsory/core training in first aid, introduction to heavy equipment operation, introduction to the knowledge and use of heavy equipment, introduction to equipment systems, preventative maintenance procedures, interpretation of construction surveys, and air brake systems. This program also includes up to 185 hours of training on each of two pieces of heavy equipment (crawler, motor grader, front-end loader, track excavator swing rig, Class 3 tandem axle dump truck, or Class 1 tractor tri-axle side dump). A minimum of 165 hours will be required on each piece of equipment to complete the program.
Abridged Heavy Equipment Operator
This 8-week program offers the same compulsory/core training as the full-length program, but students will receive up to 185 hours of training on one (as opposed to two) piece of heavy equipment. As per the full-length program, a minimum of 165 hours on one piece of equipment will be required to complete the program.
Introduction to Heavy Equipment Operator
This 9-week program offers the same compulsory/core training as the full-length program. Students will receive up to 100 hours of training on each of two pieces of equipment. A minimum of 90 hours on each piece of equipment will be required to complete the program.