Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Heavy Equipment Operator

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Program Information

School:Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Faculty:Trades & Apprenticeships
Field of Study:Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Description:In this full time Alberta Advanced Education approved 12 week Certificate you will learn in a cohesive work climate simulating real-life job sites over 12 weeks. Students learn while completing various industry standard projects to apply their operating skills.
URL:Heavy Equipment Operator at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Length:12 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $38,836

Total cost per year including tuition, fees, books, and supplies: $40,515.20
Careers:Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic TradesHeavy-Duty Equipment MechanicsCrane OperatorsSee More...

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    High School Diploma or its equivalent
    Minimum of 18 years of age upon completion of the program
    Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement
    Personal Profile Submission (please use the link to electronically submit your profile)
    Acknowledge the Student Commitment Contract
    Answer three (3) questions for your personal profile:

    Do you have any experience in relation to the program you have chosen, such as operating construction or agricultural equipment, construction worksite activities, mechanical duties, or utility installation? Please provide details.
    Receiving your Certificate of Completion is only one step of becoming successful in the workforce. What are other attributes or qualities you possess that would be beneficial in assisting you in gaining employment?
    What research have you done in relation to the program you have chosen; provide details? What are your plans after completing this course?

    Class 5 Driver’s License
    Please submit a copy of your Class 5 Driver’s License (GDL licenses are accepted). It is recommended that you have a full Class 5 License as it improves your employability, however it is not required for entrance into the program. Please note: restrictions such as a blow box on your license are not acceptable to enter into the program.
    Driver’s Abstract
    Please submit a recent copy of your Driver's Abstract (current within three months of the start of the program)
    Test Scores:
    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet 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]
    Application Notes : Proof of age (18 years or older). A copy of an unrestricted class 5 Driver’s License. A recent copy of a Driver’s Abstract and a completed Personal Profile.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Portfolio
    Academic Upgrading and High School Applicants: Applicants currently in high school or who are completing academic upgrading must submit proof of enrollment and any available interim/midterm marks. Final marks must be submitted within one month following the completion of the course(s) and no later than one month prior to the program start date.

    Alternate Admission Option: Alternate Admission status may be offered to applicants who have not or will not complete one of the academic admission requirements. Please see website for details.

    * 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 May 17, 2023

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