Heavy Equipment Operator Program


Click here to submit your interest form for the Heavy Equipment Operator Program. Please note there are multiple steps in the application process, and candidates should check their emails for ongoing communication.

Heavy Equipment Operators not only work on regular construction building jobs, but also on infrastructure projects (roads, bridges, and ports, otherwise called non-building construction), and in mining and timber operations. A trained and experienced equipment operator provides necessary skills for any project that requires moving and transporting heavy materials, or that demands any kind of earth moving.

Students will learn:

  • The role and responsibilities of heavy equipment operators in the construction industry
  • Heavy Equipment Safety
  • Hydraulic systems and their components
  • Basic operational techniques
  • Different types of utility tractors and their equipment
  • Procedures for starting, operating, and shutting down a utility tractor
  • Introduction to earth moving
  • Planning and laying out a site for grading
  • Equipment and methods used in making measurements and establishing finish grades