Heavy Equipment Operator

Fuel Your Future.

This comprehensive course will turn you into a mover and a shaker. You'll have 40 hours of simulation training along with hands-on experience on excavators, dozers, graders and more. You'll learn about soils, surveying, service and maintenance while you earn your Construction Safety (CSTS), H2S Alive, Roadbuilders Safety (RSTS) and first aid tickets on your way to your HEO certificate.

Career Potential
Heavy Equipment Operators in the oil and gas, construction, or road building industries.



Credential
Certificate

Admission Requirements
Educational Grade 10 equivalency including English 10-1 or 10-2, Math 10 or Math 13 or Math 10C or Math 10-3 or Math 10 (Applied or Pure) and Science 10 or Science 14; or CAAT C testing (Reading, Comprehensive, Math (numbers, problem solving), Mechanical Reasoning (spelling or language) with a Stanine of 4 or better in each area. Valid Class 5 drivers license or equivalent. Program area interview.

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Heavy Equipment Operator

  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TRAINING SYSTEMS (CSTS)

    Course ID: CONT120

    Name: CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TRAINING SYSTEMS (CSTS)

    Hours: 4

    Credits: 0.266

    This program is offered through a Multimedia Interactive Video CD-ROM Computer system designed to give students some basic training for working in a large construction site, with the emphasis being on safety, students are tested on what they have been taught. The training is done individually and takes an average of 4.5 hours to complete. This Alberta Construction Safety Association program is divided into 12 lessons of various health and safety topics.

  • PIPELINE SAFETY TRAINING MODULES 1-13

    Course ID: CONT155

    Name: PIPELINE SAFETY TRAINING MODULES 1-13

    Hours: 6

    Credits: 0.1

    CONT155

  • ROADBUILDERS SAFETY TRAINING

    Course ID: CONT159

    Name: ROADBUILDERS SAFETY TRAINING

    Hours: 6

    Credits: 0.1

    CONT159

  • DIVERSITY AWARENESS

    Course ID: DIAW101

    Name: DIVERSITY AWARENESS

    Hours: 3

    Credits: 0

    This introductory course is designed to allow the learner to develop an appreciation of the value of diversity within our culture. A unique combination of video and animation sets the path of exploration through a fictitious company. The interactive learning environment is designed for learner engagement and participation.

  • STANDARD FIRST AID/LEVEL A CPR

    Course ID: FAID070

    Name: STANDARD FIRST AID/LEVEL A CPR

    Hours: 6

    Credits: 0.4

    This course provides comprehensive First Aid & CPR techniques for those who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the home or workplace until medical aid arrives. A variety of topics are covered from basic first aid such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, CPR Level A, prevention of disease transmission, artificial respiration, how to help someone whom is choking, how to deal with shock and unconsciousness, severe bleeding, head and spinal injuries, fractures of the upper and lower limbs and CPR for adult and youth casualties.

  • BASIC SOILS & ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS

    Course ID: HEO110

    Name: BASIC SOILS & ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS

    Hours: 20

    Credits: 1

    HEO110

  • SURVEYING & MAPPING

    Course ID: HEO112

    Name: SURVEYING & MAPPING

    Hours: 20

    Credits: 0.5

    SURVEYING & MAPPING

  • EQUIPMENT SIMULATOR TRAINING

    Course ID: HEO114

    Name: EQUIPMENT SIMULATOR TRAINING

    Hours: 40

    Credits: 1

    HEO114

  • PERSONAL MANAGEMENT & FINANCE

    Course ID: HEO116

    Name: PERSONAL MANAGEMENT & FINANCE

    Hours: 16

    Credits: 1

    HEO116

  • HEAVY EQUIPMENT GENERAL SAFETY

    Course ID: HEO118

    Name: HEAVY EQUIPMENT GENERAL SAFETY

    Hours: 20

    Credits: 1

    HEO118

  • HEAVY EQUIPMENT SERVICE & MAINTENANCE

    Course ID: HEO120

    Name: HEAVY EQUIPMENT SERVICE & MAINTENANCE

    Hours: 50

    Credits: 1.5

    HEO120

  • HEAVY EQUIPMENT MACHINE BASIC OPERATIONS

    Course ID: HEO122

    Name: HEAVY EQUIPMENT MACHINE BASIC OPERATIONS

    Hours: 20

    Credits: 1

    HEO122

  • HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION MOTOR GRADER

    Course ID: HEO124

    Name: HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION MOTOR GRADER

    Hours: 80

    Credits: 2

    HEO124

  • HEAVY EQUIPMENT DOZER CRAWLER

    Course ID: HEO126

    Name: HEAVY EQUIPMENT DOZER CRAWLER

    Hours: 150

    Credits: 3

    HEO126

  • HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION EXCAVATOR

    Course ID: HEO128

    Name: HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION EXCAVATOR

    Hours: 80

    Credits: 2

    HEO128

  • ADDITIONAL MACHINE AWARENESS ROCK TRUCK, PACKER, SKID STEER

    Course ID: HEO130

    Name: ADDITIONAL MACHINE AWARENESS ROCK TRUCK, PACKER, SKID STEER

    Hours: 15

    Credits: 0.5

    HEO130

  • TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS

    Course ID: SAFE070

    Name: TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS

    Hours: 4

    Credits: 0.266

    This half-day course is designed for any individuals who would be required to transport or assist in the transportation of any type of dangerous materials. The course includes classification, documentation, safe handling and labeling, documentation and TDG legislation. Upon successful completion of a written exam, the student is issued a Portage College certificate that is valid for three years.

  • WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM

    Course ID: SAFE071

    Name: WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM

    Hours: 4

    Credits:

    This half-day course is designed for individuals who are required to be familiar with symbols and the necessary skills for working safely around hazardous materials. The course includes workplace labeling and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Upon successful completion you will receive Portage College Certificate.

  • H2S ALIVE

    Course ID: SAFE072

    Name: H2S ALIVE

    Hours: 8

    Credits: 0.533

    This course covers the health hazards that workers in the petroleum industry could incur when exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S). The Petroleum Industry Training Service industry standard certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course, and is valid for three years. To receive certification, the student must obtain a mark above 69% in a written exam, as well as prove through demonstration, that they have learned the practical skills required. The course provides information on the health hazards and physical properties of H2S. The student learns how to protect himself/ herself with the use of proper protection equipment and basic rescue techniques. The student is shown how to operate and use a self-contained breathing apparatus and a detector tube device. The students also practice rescue breathing techniques on a mannequin.

  • FLAGPERSON TRAINING

    Course ID: SAFE077

    Name: FLAGPERSON TRAINING

    Hours: 6

    Credits: 0.1

    N/A

  • GROUND DISTURBANCE, TRENCHING & EXCAVATION

    Course ID: SAFE078

    Name: GROUND DISTURBANCE, TRENCHING & EXCAVATION

    Hours: 8

    Credits: 0.533

    N/A

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