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 online theory followed by a one-week review and finally, 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. 

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. An experienced journeyperson may find opportunities to advance into supervisor or service manager positions.

Credentials

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)

Transferability N/A

Program Start/End Dates
Fall Offering - August 31, 2020 to December 18, 2020
Winter Offering - January 4, 2021 to April 23, 2021

Location
Lac La Biche Campus

Domestic Student Fees
Application Fee $53.50

Fall Term
Fee payment deadline: August 14, 2020

Tuition $1976.20
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $68.48
Recreation Fee $0.00
Total $2,161.38

Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies

Winter Term
Fee payment deadline: December 18, 2020

Tuition $1976.20
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $68.48
Recreation Fee $51.00
Total $2,212.38

Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies

International Student Fees
Application Fee $160.00 

Fall Term
Fee payment deadline: August 14, 2020

Tuition $5928.60
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $68.48
Recreation Fee 0.00
Total $6,113.78

Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies

Winter Term
Fee payment deadline: December 18, 2020

Tuition $5928.60
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $68.48
Recreation Fee $51.00
Total $6,164.78

Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies 

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Other purchases may be necessary in order for students to complete their courses/program.

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

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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