Programs & Courses

Heavy Equipment Operator

Southeast College is pleased to announce it is developing a new, industry driven Heavy Equipment Operator program. 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 coming soon!

Tuition – $11, 500

*Field projects for cohort 1-3 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

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 here.

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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