Programs & Courses

Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator’s are in demand in Saskatchewan!

This unique program will offer competitive advantages over other similar programs including increased seat time in both simulation and hands-on training equipment and centrally located in southeast Saskatchewan. Students will complete a combined 12 weeks of classroom theory, hands on simulation and onsite project field experience.

Heavy Equipment Operators work in construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, pipelines and buildings, as well as in mining, manufacturing, construction and materials handling work. Annual estimates for wages vary from $41,600 to $79,040. Forecasted job openings for 2019-2023 sits at 540 with many more on the horizon. (Relevance Magazine, 2019)

Program Details

Schedule for Heavy Equipment Operator classes starting Spring 2022
Cohort #1 – April 11, 2022
Cohort #2 – June 20, 2022
Class will run from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm daily

Tuition – $12, 500
Materials – $75.00

*Field projects for Spring and Summer 2022 will be located within the City of Estevan; all theory will be located at Southeast College Estevan Campus

Admission Requirements:

• Grade 10 or Equivalent
• English Language Requirement IELTS 6.5 or Duo Lingo 105
• Valid Class 5 Drivers License
• Minimum 18 years of age at application, or within 6 months of program end

Southeast College is not accepting applications for International Students for this program at this time


Special Admission: Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program maybe be admitted if evidence of probable
success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. A Southeast College
Student Advisor or the Registrar will contact students that fall within this category.

To view a list of frequently asked questions about the HEO program, please click Heavy Equipment Operator Student FAQ 2022

Funding options are available for qualified students.  Please enquire with a Southeast College Student Advisor for more information.

For more information or to be one of the first students to take advantage of this exciting new training opportunity in Saskatchewan, email us at

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