Six Piece Heavy Equipment Operator

396 hours over 10 Weeks

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Start Date & Locations

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

  • Heavy Equipment training includes 9.5 weeks practical in machine training and 4 days of in class theory
  • Textbooks included
  • Surface Miner Common Core Modules necessary to access pits and quarries
  • One on one instruction in cab

Program Description


Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, this 10-week heavy equipment program includes both classroom and practical training. The hands-on training takes place in the equipment 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 and more on a bulldozer, backhoe, excavator, grader, loader and articulated truck.

Subjects Include

  • Introduction to Common Core Surface Miner
  • Safety and Walk Around
  • Inside Cab
  • Fluids and Maintenance
  • Trenching and Buried Utilities
  • Obtain experience on a loader, dozer, excavator, grader, backhoe, and articulated truck

Course Requirements

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

Hear it from our graduates!

I heard the school was new and offering Heavy Equipment training and wanted to see for myself what they had to offer.  I couldn’t be happier or more pleased with choosing NCA!  Everyone at NCA is wonderful.

- 2021 Graduate – 6-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.