Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO)

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Heavy equipment operators learn skills in
operation of a crawler dozer, excavator,
and motor graders plus additional training
on other various pieces of equipment.
The program begins with a minimum of
40 hours simulator training.

As an operator trainee you will also gain
additional knowledge in soils, map reading,
surveying, environmental protocols/land
management, service and maintenance.

HEO GoPro
Click on the image link above to watch a short GoPro video!

Earthwork projects are a critical part of the oil & gas industry with the development of seismic, roadways, site pads, operations facilities, camps and reclamation projects. Additional employment opportunities are available in the private sector and municipalities in maintenance.

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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. Please refer to the following link for minimum technical requirements at our Moodlesite.
                                                  
Career Potential
Heavy Equipment Operators in the oil and gas, construction, or road building industries.

Driven by Industry, Operated by You

For program information call Continuing Education at Portage College 780-623-5631

Course List

  • CONT120 - CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TRAINING SYSTEMS (CSTS)
  • CONT155 - PIPELINE SAFETY TRAINING MODULES 1-13
  • CONT159 - ROADBUILDERS SAFETY TRAINING
  • DIAW101 - DIVERSITY AWARENESS
  • FAID070 - STANDARD FIRST AID/LEVEL A CPR
  • HEO110 - BASIC SOILS & ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS
  • HEO112 - SURVEYING & MAPPING
  • HEO114 - EQUIPMENT SIMULATOR TRAINING
  • HEO116 - PERSONAL MANAGEMENT & FINANCE
  • HEO118 - HEAVY EQUIPMENT GENERAL SAFETY
  • HEO120 - HEAVY EQUIPMENT SERVICE & MAINTENANCE
  • HEO122 - HEAVY EQUIPMENT MACHINE BASIC OPERATIONS
  • HEO124 - HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION MOTOR GRADER
  • HEO126 - HEAVY EQUIPMENT DOZER CRAWLER
  • HEO128 - HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION EXCAVATOR
  • HEO130 - ADDITIONAL MACHINE AWARENESS ROCK TRUCK, PACKER, SKID STEER
  • SAFE070 - TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS
  • SAFE071 - WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM
  • SAFE072 - H2S ALIVE
  • SAFE077 - FLAGPERSON TRAINING
  • SAFE078 - GROUND DISTURBANCE, TRENCHING & EXCAVATION