Course ID: HETA105
Name: AIR BRAKES
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 online theory followed by four weeks of face-to-face practical training in our shop. In the Heavy Equipment Technician shop, you'll get experience using our current hydraulic, air brake and electrical training aids.
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. An experienced journeyperson may find opportunities to advance into supervisor or service manager positions.
Physics 30 or Chemistry 30 or Science 30
Science 10 or Entrance Exam (AIT)
Program Start/End Dates
Winter Offering - January 9, 2023 - April 28, 2023
Lac La Biche Campus
Domestic Student Fees
Application Fee $53.50
Fee payment deadline: December 17, 2022
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most Portage College programs will be delivered online. students will need regular access to a computer with a webcam and an internet connection. High speed broadband access is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience.
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2020 - 2021
Audit Fee - 50% of Course Fee
Document re-issuance Fee - such as, student ID, meal card, certificates etc. (Non-refundable)
Fee is per document - $10
GED Exam Fee (refundable if writing is cancelled)
Writing Fee - $200
Re-write Fee - $190
Invigilation Fee (Non-refundable)
Administration Fee - $25
Invigilation Fee per hour - $25
Prior Learning Assessment Fee (Non refundable)
Cost recovery, minimum $250/course
Supplemental/Deferred Exams (Non-refundable) - $25
Transcript Evaluation Fee - not applicable to dual credit high schools (non-refundable)
External Advanced Credit - $50
Transcript Fee - $10
Tuition Deposit (non-refundable for oversubscribed programs and international only)
Domestic Students - $100
International Students - $500
Paramedicine - $1500
Course ID: HETA105
Name: AIR BRAKES
Course ID: DIAW101
Name: DIVERSITY AWARENESS
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.
Course ID: HETA104
Name: ELECTRICAL 1 & ELECTRONICS 1
Course ID: HETA103
Name: HYDRAULICS 1 & HYDRAULICS BRAKE SYSTEMS
Course ID: HETA106
Name: LAB/PRACTICAL PERIOD 1
Course ID: HETA000
Name: ORIENTATION TO THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
Course ID: HETA101
Name: STANDARD WORKPLACE SAFETY MATERIALS AND TOOLS
Course ID: HETA102
Name: SUSPENSION, WHEELS AND SYSTEMS
Course ID: SAFE071
Name: WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM
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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