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Construction Equipment Operation

Become a certified Heavy Equipment Operator with this program.

Learn how to:

  • Operate various construction equipment:  bulldozers, graders, loaders, backhoe loaders, excavators and compact rollers.
  • Build and maintain roads and structures.
  • Load trucks, lay and spread out asphalt.
  • Perform excavation work.
  • Load trucks and grade large areas.

1095 hours (full-time)
73 credits
Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)
 

Program Content

  • Become familiar with the organizations involved in the construction industry
  • Apply health and safety rules on construction sites
  • Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process
  • Perform preventive maintenance and field repairs
  • Use basic technology
  • Apply principles of asphalt compaction and spreading
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Perform handling and loading operations using a loader
  • Perform site preparation work using an excavator
  • Perform site preparation work using a grader
  • Break up materials using a backhoe loader
  • Prepare a site using a bulldozer
  • Perform excavation work using an excavator
  • Perform excavation work using a backhoe loader
  • Perform infrastructure construction work using an excavator
  • Perform infrastructure construction work using a bulldozer
  • Perform infrastructure construction work using a grader
  • Perform work using a compactor roller
  • Perform finishing work using a grader
  • Use job search techniques

Do you have the prerequisites?

  • Secondary III language of instruction, second language and mathematics 
    or 
  • Successful completion of the General Development Test

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