Conestoga College

Heavy Equipment Operator

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Program Information

School:Conestoga College
Faculty:Guelph Campus
Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation
Description:Students are registered as apprentices at the beginning of the program to a consortium of local employers and will complete three different in-school apprenticeship training components in Tractor Loader Backhoe, Dozer and Excavator. The objective of the Heavy Equipment Operator program is to provide the student with a combination of training in core heavy equipment operator skills as well as trade related skills such as mathematics, computer applications and communications. Graduates of the program will have demonstrated the ability to operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner, perform pre-op inspections and preventative maintenance, install attachments, load and unload equipment, and read and interpret legislation, site plans, and manufacturer manuals.
URL:Heavy Equipment Operator at Conestoga College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,220
Enrolment #:40
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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.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

English and/or mathematics testing may be required.

* 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 June 29, 2009