Heavy Equipment training courses and schools
Heavy Equipment Operator programs, certificates, diplomas and degrees

Total 175 training course(s)/program(s) at schools in Canada.



Carpenters Training Centre of New Brunswick Inc.

Training Centre/Campus: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Phone No.: 1-506-632-8840

Powered Industrial Truck Operator

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

This is a comprehensive 1 week, or 40 hours, program that will enable members to be job ready placing them as an employee of preference. This program offers an extensive portfolio of practical hands-on experience and covers the following objectives,

- Safe operating practices
- Personnel transfers
- Refueling
- Basic rigging
- Attaching, moving and holding loads
- Regular, daily and weekly inspections
- Log book entries
- Preventive maintenance and maintenance procedures
- Adjustments and repairs
- Lubrication procedures
- Calculating weight of loads
- Standard signals
- Reading load charts

Program Duration: 1 Week(s)

Program Pre-Requisites: Members applying for this program must have the following pre-requisites,

- Fall Protection
- WHMIS
- Must be on EI, eligible for EI, or have received EI in last 3 years
- If not eligible under EI a mem... [Read More]


University of the Fraser Valley Continuing Studies

Training Centres/Campuses: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: 604-851-6324

Crane Operator

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

The Crane Operator program includes two levels: Crane Operator Level B and Crane Operator Level A, each taking four weeks to complete. After eight weeks, you are fully prepared to write your Level A Certification exam to become a certified crane operator and write your Level A Certification assessment. When you pass the assessment, you become a certified Stiff Boom 40 Tonnes &, Under operator with no restrictions.

Forklift Truck (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

Want to drive a forklift? This course will provide you with an understanding of the current regulations governing fork lift truck operations, types of fork lift trucks, pre-shift inspection, fuel types and handling of fuels, and safe operation of a forklift truck. Practice time will be available to assist you to meet basic operation skill levels. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate valid for two years.


University of the Fraser Valley

Training Centres/Campuses: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: 604-504-7441

Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

At UFV, we can put students on the road towards a career as a heavy duty, commercial transport, or agriculture technician by teaching them how to service and repair equipment such as trucks, crawler units, and farm tractors. The Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport program will prepare students for entry into the provincial apprenticeship program, or for entry directly into employment. Students will develop skills needed to work in the trade.

Theory and shop procedures are set up to simulate job conditions, so punctuality and good work habits are essential. This program exceeds the provincial standards of Foundation and ELTT programs taught throughout B.C.

Concurrent studies option

UFV allows high school students to complete this program through a concurrent studies model during their grade 12 year. For more information, contact your disctrict/school career counsellor. You may also contact the UFV Trades &, Technology Centre at 604-847-5448 or... [Read More]


Northwest Community College

Training Centres/Campuses: Hazelton, Kitimat, Masset, Smithers, Skidegate, Prince Rupert, Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: 1.877.277.2288

Heavy Equipment Operator (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

Road Builder Heavy Construction Foundation students are prepared for entry into the Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Apprenticeship program. In this 150-hour program, students learn correct industry terminology, how to identify and classify machines and processes, and general engineering principles related to road building and heavy construction, in addition to approximately 15 hours on HEO simulators.

Program Outline

In this program, students learn correct industry terminology, how to identify and classify machines and processes, and general engineering principles related to road building and heavy construction.
?Module A ?Industry Orientation and Over view
?Module B ?Tool and Equipment Operation and Maintenance
?Module C ?Civil Engineering principles
?Module D ?Work Site Preparation

Program Certifications:
?Occupational First Aid Level 1
?Traffic Control Flagging
?WHMIS
?Transportation ... [Read More]


Northern Lights College

Training Centre/Campus: Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: 1-866-463-6652

Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Technician (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians overhaul, repair and service equipment such as graders, loaders, shovels, tractors, trucks, forklifts, drills, and wheeled and tracked vehicles. Working from manufacturer specifications, they identify and repair problems in structural, mechani­cal, or hydraulic systems.

Commercial Transport Technicians diagnose, repair and service highway buses and trucks. They work on the mechanical, electrical and electronic components of vehicles, including the fuel, brake, steering and suspension, transmission, emission control and exhaust, and cooling and climate control systems. Some mechanics specialize in one or more of these systems.

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-Provincial Red Seal Program. Commercial Transport Technician is designated as a Truck and Transport Mechanic under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.

If a student is just starting training, or has been ... [Read More]


North Island College

Training Centres/Campuses: Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: 1-800-715-0914

Heavy Equipment Operator

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

This course is the theory component of the BC Road Builders &, Heavy Construction Association Industry recognized pre-employment Foundation program, aimed at preparing you for a career in Road Building and Heavy Construction.Heavy Equipment Operator means a person who operates heavy machinery such as rock trucks, loaders, excavators, backhoes, dozers and graders. These machines are used for in heavy construction, earth moving, road building, mining, and forestry. Operators may also be responsible for the basic maintenance of equipment, safety around equipment and the compliance of markers, grades and stakes. This course is part of the HEO Foundation Program which leads to an ITA Certificate of Completion for the Road Builder &, Heavy Construction Foundation Program.

Heavy Duty & Commercial Transport Mechanics (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V


The entry-level curriculum for both the heavy duty mechanic and commercial transport mechanic trades is covered in detail, thus enabling graduates to enter either specialty. To ensure curriculum remains current and relevant for new employees, NIC is advised by an active local industry advisory committee.

Students learn essential skills in shop safety, work habits, and caring for tools and equipment. Modules cover rigging, loading blocking and moving loads, using hoses, fasteners and fittings, welding, winches and working attachments, brakes, hydraulics, fuel systems, electrical systems, and internal combustion theory, to name a few. Students are also familiarized with record keeping, writing service reports, using trade-specific software and the basic principles of drafting.

To enter the heavy duty trade, you are required to successfully complete a Heavy Duty &, Commercial Transport Foundation program (modules).

On successful completi... [Read More]


Vancouver Island University

Training Centre/Campus: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: 1-888-920-2221

Road Building & Heavy Construction Equipment Operator (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

This program will grant graduates a Vancouver Island University Road Building &, Heavy Construction Equipment Operator certificate with a Backhoe, Dozer, Excavator, Front End Loader, Articulated Rock Truck, Grader, or Articulated Rock Truck/Front End Loader specialty, as well as ITA Heavy Equipment Operator Foundation and Technician certification. The program is delivered by instructors in classrooms at our Heavy Equipment Operator site, as well as on-site training in the operation of heavy equipment. Instruction will be classroom, lab and shop with experiential components and may use online components. This program provides students with the knowledge and basic skills that will help them to apprenticeship or help them to be successful as they continue directly into industry.

Career Opportunities
Students who are successful in completion of these three areas of competence are well positioned to gain employment as a Backhoe, Dozer, Excavator, Front End Loade... [Read More]

Heavy Equipment Operator (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

This intensive hands-on program provides training in the operation of heavy equipment, routine maintenance of machinery, and the practical field operations of excavating, land clearing, grading and road building. The curriculum includes pre-operational checks of equipment, as well as safe operating techniques specific to each machine.

This program is the only one of its kind offered at a publicly-funded post-secondary institution in B.C. Training can be customized to meet individual needs, as well as those of employers and industry. Training is available on excavators, backhoe/loaders, front-end loaders, graders, bulldozers, dump truck and pup, articulated rock trucks and skid steers. Class 1 and 3 driver training is also available.

Progress is monitored by the instructors as students move through a series of work projects. Progress varies for each person and depends on individual ability to master operating techniques. The instructors are highly train... [Read More]


College of the Rockies Continuing Education

Training Centres/Campuses: Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Golden, Invermere, Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: (250) 489-8242

Mining Haul Truck Operator

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

Locations: Classroom-based in Fernie and Cranbrook.

Mobile Simulator can bring the program to any of COTRs campuses.

Length: 4 weeks Tuition: $7500

Includes: Computer based training modules with classroom instruction.

1+ hours of simulator time every day. Hands on safety tickets to meet industry standards.

Tickets includes WHMIS, Basic Fall Protection, Standard First Aid and Mine Supervisor Safety Certificate.

COTR is currently working with industry partners in the BC mining industry and the oilsands in Alberta to ensure training is relevant to employer needs

Our haul truck simulators are state of the art, motion-based simulators from Immersive Technologies.


College of the Rockies

Training Centre/Campus: Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: 1-877-489-2687

Heavy Duty / Commercial Transport Mechanics (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

The full-time, 36-week foundation program covers basic theory and provides hands-on training to prepare you for an entry positions in the heavy duty and commercial transport industry.

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics repair, troubleshoot and maintain mobile heavy-duty equipment used in transportation, construction, forestry, manufacturing, farming, mining and similar activities. The program is the first level of the technical training for both the HD and CT Mechanics Apprenticeship. We also offer six-week, fixed intake Apprenticeship training.


College of New Caledonia

Training Centre/Campus: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: 1-800-371-8111

Skid Steer

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment

This skid steer (Bobcat) training course introduces students to safe work practices for skid steer loaders. This comprehensive skid steer training consists of both theory and hands-on safety training. You will learn the daily inspection procedure, site inspection routine and will complete a written and practical exam.

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