Olds College

Heavy Equipment Technician

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Program Information

School:Olds College
Faculty:School of Trades & Skills
Degree:Not Applicable; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Description:Prepare for a career in the in-demand heavy equipment industry with the Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship program. Work with both on and off road equipment, from heavy transport haulers to excavators — Heavy Equipment Technicians repair and overhaul engines, mechanical and power shift transmissions, hydraulics and basic electrical systems on the largest and most powerful equipment.

This four year program consists of eight weeks each year of technical training, and a minimum of 1,500 hours of on-the-job training. Learn about engine and electrical fundamentals and systems for trucks and trailers and more from licensed Journeyperson faculty and industry experts. In this program you can choose to specialize in Off-Road or On-Road Heavy Equipment.
URL:Heavy Equipment Technician at Olds College
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,976

Estimate represents full tuition.

Admission Requirements


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

    Completion of: - English Language Arts 20-2 - Math 20-3 - Science 10 OR Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Entrance Exam

    Test Scores:
    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]

    * 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 March 16, 2022

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