Four Piece Heavy Equipment Operator

316 Hours over 8 Weeks

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Start Date & Locations

Starts Every Monday
Graduate with a Four Piece Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate of Completion

  • Heavy Equipment training includes 7.5 weeks practical in machine training and 3 days of in class theory
  • Textbooks included
  • Surface Miner Common Core Modules necessary to access pits and quarries included
  • One on one instruction in cab

Program Description


Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, this 8-week heavy equipment program includes both classroom and practical training. The hands-on training takes place in the equipment while under the instruction of a qualified trainer. Students will also engage in various activities to help prepare for a career as a Heavy Equipment Operator.

Students will focus on knowledge of maintenance, walk-around inspections, workplace safety, operation and more while training on an excavator, dozer, loader and grader.

Subjects Include

  • Introduction to Common Core Surface Miner
  • Loader, Bulldozer, Excavator and Grader Operation
    • Safety
    • Walk Around
    • Inside Cab
    • Fluids and Maintenance, Trenching and Buried Utilities

Course Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a minimum Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent (online equivalency test available)

Hear it from our graduates!

I loved this program and will recommend it to others, I had a great time learning with Al and Eric.

- 2022 Graduate – 4 Piece Heavy Equipment Operator Program

How to apply?

Inquire online or in-person at 1 Fisher Road, Garson, Ontario P3L 1N3

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Northern Construction Academy

1 Fisher Road
Garson, Ontario P3L 1N3
Registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.