Heavy Equipment Operator

Program Overview:

This introductory program provides training in the operation of heavy equipment, routine maintenance of machinery, and practical field operations of excavating, land clearing, grading, and road building, as well as safe-operating techniques specific to each machine. The HEO program concentrates on hands-on skills development with approximately 80% of the program spent in the field and on the machines, and 20% spent in the classroom.

Admission Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence

Career Opportunities:

  • Graduates may seek employment with First Nations and private contractors in a variety of operations using heavy equipment.

Length of Program:

  • Six to eight weeks

Graduation Document:

  • Applied Certificate


Talk to an Advisor

For more information on this program please email our Advisor at advisor@siit.ca