Five Piece Heavy Equipment Operator

360 hours over 9 Weeks

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Start Date & Locations

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

  • Heavy Equipment training includes 8.5 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
  • One on one instruction in cab

Program Description


Approved as a vocational program under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005, this 9-week heavy equipment program includes both classroom and practical training. Student will 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, 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, 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)

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 Career College under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005.