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Training schedule provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium
This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority for:
Heavy Equipment Operator
Source: 'Heavy Equipment Operator' profile on BC ITA.
Heavy Equipment Operator Technicians operate heavy machinery used in heavy construction, earth moving, road building, mining, and forestry projects. Certified operators may also be responsible for the basic maintenance of equipment, safety around equipment and complying with markers, grades and stakes.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes one year to complete.
The technical training is four weeks. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. This technical training requirement can sometimes be met by challenging one or more of the training modules through a challenge exam.
The length of work-based training depends on the intended endorsement. The various endorsements require:
Areas of training cover:
Core Theory Modules:
Core Equipment Modules:
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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