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Northern Heavy Equipment Operations

Prepare for a career as a heavy equipment operator with this competitive, hands-on program.

Learn how to:

  • Operate a hydraulic shovel, bulldozer, backhoe ladder, grader, and dump truck
  • Perform maintenance on Northern heavy equipment

900 hours (full-time, 36-weeks)
60 credits
Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)
 

Program Content

  • Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process
  • Apply basic principles of infrastructure construction
  • Perform maintenance on Northern heavy equipment
  • Operate a hydraulic shovel
  • Perform site preparation operations using a hydraulic shovel
  • Perform excavation operations using a hydraulic shovel
  • Operate a bulldozer
  • Perform site preparation and backfilling operations using a bulldozer
  • Perform excavation operations using a bulldozer
  • Perform grading operations using a bulldozer
  • Perform excavation and loading operations using a backhoe loader
  • Operate a grader
  • Shape ditches, embankments and roads using a grader
  • Perform road maintenance operations using a grader
  • Perform grading operations using a grader
  • Operate an off-road dump truck
  • Understand their role vis-à-vis construction industry organizations
  • Apply rules of health and safety on construction sites

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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