In this HEO program, you will earn Powered Mobile Equipment (PME) certification on two pieces of heavy equipment.
- A current/valid Class 5 Driver’s License
- Students must be at least 17 years of age, be physically fit and have full range of body motion
- English language requirement
Note: if you do not meet these entrance requirements, special admission options may be available.
During the practical work projects component, training will be approximately 10 hours per day.
2022 HEO program dates:
- April 25 - June 3, 2022
- August 8 - September 16, 2022
What You Will Learn
This industry-recognized training will provide Powered Mobile Equipment (PME) certification on two pieces of heavy equipment. The machinery used for training is determined by the work project requirements and may include the following:
- Motor grader
- Hydraulic Excavator (Trackhoe)
- Front-end loader
- Crawler Tractor (Dozer)
This is a high-demand program that will be filled on a fist-come-first-serve basis. Submit your application early to reserve your spot.
Heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures, in surface mining and quarrying activities, and in material handling work. They are employed by construction companies, heavy equipment contractors, public works departments and pipeline, logging, cargo-handling and other companies. They may also act as independent business owners.
In 2019, the annual salary range for a heavy-duty equipment technicians and agricultural equipment technicians was between $41,600 - $93,600, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Economy.
- Tuition – $9,995 (includes all costs, including books, application fee, student fee and safety tickets)
- Required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Hard hat; steel-toed boots (above ankle); coveralls; work gloves; safety glasses; hearing protection; reflective safety vest are required. Estimated cost: $300-$400
- Please note: this program is not eligible for student loans