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Heavy Equipment Operator - Foundation Training

Overview 

Road Builder Heavy Construction Foundation students are prepared for entry into the Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Apprenticeship program. In this 150-hour program, students learn correct industry terminology, how to identify and classify machines and processes, and general engineering principles related to road building and heavy construction, in addition to approximately 15 hours on HEO simulators.

Program Outline 

In this program, students learn correct industry terminology, how to identify and classify machines and processes, and general engineering principles related to road building and heavy construction.

  • Module A – Industry Orientation and Over view
  • Module B – Tool and Equipment Operation and Maintenance
  • Module C – Civil Engineering principles
  • Module D – Work Site Preparation

Program Certifications:

  • Occupational First Aid Level 1
  • Traffic Control Flagging
  • WHMIS
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Career Opportunities 

The BC road builders and the heavy construction industry hold many career opportunities in a variety of areas. These include equipment operators, truck drivers, surveyor helpers, safety operators and labourers.

Admission Requirements 
  • Grade 12 recommended
  • English 10 or Equivalent AND
  • Apprenticeship Workplace Math 10 or Higher OR
  • Successful completion of a CAT assessment test 
  • Permission of Instructor

 

Click here for a NWCC Bursary Application

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Dates and Locations 
 Location  Start End
Terrace  TBA  TBA

 

Program Fees 
FEES Full Time (4 weeks) 150 Hours International (4 Weeks)
Tuition: $970.48 $2911.44
Student Association Fee: $31.38 $31.38
Canadian Federation of Students Fee: $8.82 $8.82
Technology Fee: $14.96 $14.96
Registration Fee: $7.68 $7.68
Infrastructure Fee: $2.20 $2.20
Supplies/Clothing: $200.00 $200
Total: $1,235.52 $3176.48

Fees are effective August 2, 2016

*These fees are term based and may vary depending on the length of the program.

**Please note that these fees are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken.

Tool List

NOTICE: Tool Kits are available at the NWCC Tool Crib. Kits are limited to NWCC Students enrolled in specific Trades Programs only. Limited number of kits available. Cost TBA (taxes not included)

Book List

NOTICE: Books are available at the NWCC Bookstore. Please contact your local campus for details.