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:This program allows you to work with both on and off road equipment, from heavy transport haulers to excavators. Heavy Equipment Technicians repair and overhaul engines, mechanical & power shift transmissions, hydraulics, and basic electrical systems on the largest and most powerful equipment.

The four year program consists of eight weeks each year. Subject areas are listed below for each in-school technical training period which consists of four eight week training periods, coinciding with years of work related experience.
URL:Heavy Equipment Technician at Olds College
Length:4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


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

  • 2 of  Grade11 Mathematics  or  Grade11 English 
  •   Science 

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 or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)

* 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 April 17, 2020

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