Olds College

Heavy Equipment Operator

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Program Information

School:Olds College
Faculty:School of Continuing Education
Field of Study:Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Description:If you want to jump in the seat of some serious heavy metal, then the Heavy Equipment Operator program is for you. Canada’s construction and oil/gas industries employ an arrangement of giant heavy machinery operators. These machines are designed to move extreme weight with raw power. Some of equipment may include a skid steer, compactor, loader, dozer, grader and excavator. The Heavy Equipment Operator program is constructed to ensure entry level operators attain a professional standard in a twelve week program, followed by a two week practicum. We will teach you to get the job done efficiently without compromising you and your colleagues safety on the site.

URL:Heavy Equipment Operator at Olds College
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic TradesHeavy-Duty Equipment MechanicsCrane OperatorsSee More...

Admission Requirements


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    High School Diploma or its equivalent.

    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]
    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:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Portfolio
    Alternate Admission Status applies if you do not meet the Alberta high school requirements of the program to which you are applying, or if you received your high school education through home based learning. Alternate Admission Status students may be required to meet specific program admission requirements. To apply under this status, you must submit a transcript(s) showing any completed high school and post-secondary courses, a statement in support of your application outlining aspects of your background and experience that might have prepared you for the program. Documents such as a resume, letters of reference from previous educators or employers, and/or a portfolio of related academic/project work must be included with your application.

    * 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 05, 2021

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