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Heavy Equipment Operator

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Degree:Certificate; Co-op
Field of Study:Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation
Description:The Heavy Equipment Operation course enables individuals to enter the workforce with all the necessary safety training required in this field. The theory component is designed to deliver a comprehensive understanding of equipment maintenance, heavy equipment system operations and proper site management emphasizing the importance of quality and safety in these areas. The practical component is focused on operating techniques and practices and is conducted in an actual construction site atmosphere. The course concludes with a four-week work term where the student will complete his training in an industry workplace. The practical component includes the operation of a minimum of four pieces of equipment including: excavators, backhoes, front-end loaders, and bull-dozers.

If you want to operate heavy equipment - and have a responsible, safety-conscious attitude as well as an interest in working with others, you're on the right track. Other skills, abilities, and personality traits you should possess are: communication skills, computer skills , problem-solving ability , self-discipline, ability to work independently and willingness/ability to work as part of a team. Learners would benefit by having basic computer skills including e-mail, word processing, file management and internet web browsing.
URL:Heavy Equipment Operator at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:15 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,743
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Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 23, 2013