Heavy Equipment Operator
Southeast College’s Heavy Equipment Operator programs will provide students with a combination of training in fundamental heavy equipment operator skills as well as related training in surveying, safety and equipment servicing. Graduates of the program will be able to operate several types of equipment in a safe manner, carry out preventative maintenance, complete pre- and post- inspections, remove and install attachments, load and unload equipment and read and interpret legislation, site plans and manufacturer manuals. Graduates will be well trained as heavy equipment operators for success in heavy construction industry.
- 200 hours of combined safety, classroom and “in seat/hands on” instruction on a combination of 2 pieces of heavy equipment; pieces to be determined in consultation with Campus Manager at time of program registration.
Pieces of heavy equipment could include:
- motor grader
- crawler tractor
- front end loader
- Valid Class 5 (minimum/graduated acceptable) Drivers License
- Grade 10
- CLBT – Level 7
In addition to the practical experience gained behind the controls, the student must also successfully complete classroom theory courses and exams. As part of the program, students will receive two safety certificates: St John’s First Aid/CPR/AED and Ground Disturbance Level II.
Successful students will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Southeast College with official course accreditation from Assiniboine Community College.
If you are presently collecting EI benefits, there may be funding available to you to cover some or all of the tuition. Contact your local Southeast College campus for more information.
For more information or to register for an HEO program, please contact the campus nearest you: