Pre-Employment Heavy Equipment Technician

Your future service.

This entry level program will introduce you to electronics, hydraulics, brake systems, air brakes, safety and more. The program is 16 weeks in length, conveniently offered through a blended method; 12 weeks of theory online followed by a 1 week review and then the final 4 weeks of face-to-face practical training in our shop. In the HET shop you'll get experience using our current hydraulic, air brake and electrical training aids. 

Career Potential
Heavy Equipment Technicians are typically employed by specialized repair shops or companies that own or lease heavy equipment used in construction, forestry, agriculture, mining, materials hauling and transportation industries.  Experienced journeymen may find opportunities to advance into supervisor or service manager positions.

Credential
Certificate

Admission Requirements
Recommended:  English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 30 or Chemistry 30 or Science 30
Minimum: English 20-2, Math 20-3, Science 10 or Entrance Exam (AIT)

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Pre-Employment Heavy Equipment Technician

  • AIR BRAKES

    Course ID: HETA105

    Name: AIR BRAKES

    Hours: 70

    Credits: 3

    TBD

  • 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.

  • ELECTRICAL 1 & ELECTRONICS 1

    Course ID: HETA104

    Name: ELECTRICAL 1 & ELECTRONICS 1

    Hours: 70

    Credits: 3

    TBA

  • HYDRAULICS 1 & HYDRAULICS BRAKE SYSTEMS

    Course ID: HETA103

    Name: HYDRAULICS 1 & HYDRAULICS BRAKE SYSTEMS

    Hours: 69

    Credits: 3

    TBA

  • LAB/PRACTICAL PERIOD 1

    Course ID: HETA106

    Name: LAB/PRACTICAL PERIOD 1

    Hours: 120

    Credits: 2

    TBA

  • ORIENTATION TO THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

    Course ID: HETA000

    Name: ORIENTATION TO THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

    Hours: 9

    Credits: 0

    TBA

  • STANDARD WORKPLACE SAFETY MATERIALS AND TOOLS

    Course ID: HETA101

    Name: STANDARD WORKPLACE SAFETY MATERIALS AND TOOLS

    Hours: 54

    Credits: 2

    TBA

  • SUSPENSION, WHEELS AND SYSTEMS

    Course ID: HETA102

    Name: SUSPENSION, WHEELS AND SYSTEMS

    Hours: 72

    Credits: 3

    TBA

  • WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM

    Course ID: SAFE071

    Name: WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM

    Hours: 4

    Credits: 0

    Students will discuss hazardous materials used in the workplace and how to find the information needed to work safely with hazardous materials. Understanding the classification of hazard symbols are covered.

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