Vancouver Island University

Heavy Equipment Operator

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Island University
Faculty:Trades and Applied Technology
Field of Study:Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation
Description:The Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate Program includes the Road Builder & Heavy Construction Foundation (4 weeks), the Heavy Equipment Operator Technician (5 weeks), and Machine Operator Training (1-8 weeks, machine dependant) for a total of 10 to 17 weeks of instruction. Students will be granted a Foundation and Technician Certificate as well as a machine(s) speciality certificate(s). Graduates will gain knowledge and skills in both a classroom and hands-on setting that will help them to be successful as they continue within the industry.
URL:Heavy Equipment Operator at Vancouver Island University
Length:12 Week(s)
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Admission Requirements


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    - Assessment testing and Personal Profile may be required - Minimum 17 years of age, unless stated otherwise. - Resume and/or letter of intent and/or references may be required. - Interview may be required. - Math and/or reading and/or trades aptitude test may be required. - Physically fit and able to adapt to working conditions. - Good hand/eye coordination. - Good health, free of vision, hearing or respiratory ailments. - Valid driver’s license will be required for vehicle and equipment operatio

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    The following is recommendations for admission: - Minimum 18 years of age (exceptions may be allowed) - Grade 12 or equivalent (exceptions may be allowed) - Class 5 Driver's License that must be maintained throughout the program - Physically fit and able to adapt to rugged working conditions

    * 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 August 10, 2017

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