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Heavy Equipment Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Operation

Working with heavy equipment, whether operating or servicing, requires a unique skill set. Heavy equipment programs at Ontario colleges combine hands-on equipment training with knowledge in maintenance, systems theory, workplace safety and more, to ensure students have the skills they need for a successful career.

If you’re interested in operating or repairing and maintaining heavy equipment, from trucks to bulldozers, backhoes and more, here’s what you need to know. More

Heavy Equipment Courses

Heavy equipment programs typically fall into one of following two categories:

  • Heavy Equipment Operator. Heavy equipment operator programs train students to operate bulldozers, tractor loader backhoes, hydraulic escalators and other heavy equipment. Theory courses in equipment maintenance, operating techniques and workplace safety are complemented with equipment operation and maintenance techniques.
  • Heavy Equipment Techniques / Technician. One-year heavy equipment techniques programs focus on the foundations of servicing heavy equipment systems, from brake and drive train to electrical and fuel systems. Techniques such as welding, precision measuring and more are practiced in on-site facilities and through work placements. Two-year technician programs build on these foundations with further equipment and system training and theory, such as advanced control system diagnosis, logistics and more.

The training received in many heavy equipment programs counts as credit toward apprenticeships in the industry.

General Heavy Equipment Program Requirements

Ontario college heavy equipment programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Additional credits will vary by program, but may include a grade 12 English and / or senior math credit.

Heavy Equipment Jobs and Salaries

Graduates from heavy equipment programs have a number of avenues open to them in many different industries, such as forestry, mining, automotive and construction. Possible positions include (but aren’t limited to):

Salaries will depend on the position and industry, but heavy equipment technicians and operators typically start off with average salaries between $35,000 and $40,000 per year.

Ontario Colleges Offering Heavy Equipment Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of heavy equipment programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Length Start Date Website
Show details (HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT) MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN CENTENNIAL ASHTONBEE CLOSED 4 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

(HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT) MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN


  • Program Code: 8215
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN (CO-OP APPRENTICE) CENTENNIAL ASHTONBEE OPEN 6 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN (CO-OP APPRENTICE)


  • Program Code: 8205
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR CONESTOGA GUELPH CLOSED 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR


  • Program Code: 0428
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR FLEMING LINDSAY WAITLISTED 12 WEEKS 2015 - Mar Visit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR


  • Program Code: HEO
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR FLEMING LINDSAY WAITLISTED 12 WEEKS 2015 - Jun Visit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR


  • Program Code: HEO
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR FLEMING LINDSAY WAITLISTED 12 WEEKS 2015 - Sep Visit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR


  • Program Code: HEO
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN 12 WEEKS 2016 - Mar Visit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR


  • Program Code: HEO
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN 12 WEEKS 2016 - Jun Visit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR


  • Program Code: HEO
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN CAMBRIAN BARRYDOWNE (SUDBURY) OPEN 2 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN


  • Program Code: HDTN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 3
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES CAMBRIAN BARRYDOWNE (SUDBURY) OPEN 2 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES


  • Program Code: HDTQ
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES CONESTOGA GUELPH OPEN 31 WEEKS 2015 - Sep Visit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES


  • Program Code: 0461
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

International Technical Education Program Is Designed To Prepare Students For Success In Working As A Truck And Coach Technican Apprentice At International Truck / Bus Dealerships Or Fleets. This Program Is Offered In Partnership With Navistar (International).

Show details HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES NORTHERN TIMMINS (PORCUPINE) (SITE 1) OPEN 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES


  • Program Code: T093
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES (PREVIOUSLY MOTIVE POWER TECHNIQUES) FLEMING LINDSAY WAITLISTED 3 SEMESTERS 2015 - Jan Visit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES (PREVIOUSLY MOTIVE POWER TECHNIQUES)


  • Program Code: MPH
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES (PREVIOUSLY MOTIVE POWER TECHNIQUES) FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN 3 SEMESTERS 2016 - Jan Visit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES (PREVIOUSLY MOTIVE POWER TECHNIQUES)


  • Program Code: MPH
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MÉCANIQUE DE LA MACHINERIE LOURDE (OPTION DE 2E ANNÉE) BORÉAL SUDBURY OPEN 2 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

MÉCANIQUE DE LA MACHINERIE LOURDE (OPTION DE 2E ANNÉE)


  • Program Code: MEML
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Les Candidats Admissibles À Ce Programme Auront L’Option De Continuer Leurs Études Dans Le Programme Mmlq-Techniques En Réparation De Machinerie Lourde Pour Un Diplôme Une Fois Qu'Ils Reçoivent Leur Certificat Du Programme Meml-Mécanique De La Machinerie Lourde.

Show details MÉCANIQUE DE LA MACHINERIE LOURDE (OPTION DE 2E ANNÉE) BORÉAL TIMMINS OPEN 2 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

MÉCANIQUE DE LA MACHINERIE LOURDE (OPTION DE 2E ANNÉE)


  • Program Code: MEML
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Les Candidats Admissibles À Ce Programme Auront L’Option De Continuer Leurs Études Dans Le Programme Mmlq-Techniques En Réparation De Machinerie Lourde Pour Un Diplôme Une Fois Qu'Ils Reçoivent Leur Certificat Du Programme Meml-Mécanique De La Machinerie Lourde.

Show details MOTIVE POWER FUNDAMENTALS - HEAVY EQUIPMENT AND TRUCK REPAIR SAULT MAIN OPEN 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER FUNDAMENTALS - HEAVY EQUIPMENT AND TRUCK REPAIR


  • Program Code: 5085
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT CONESTOGA GUELPH OPEN 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT


  • Program Code: 0737
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Is A Heavy Duty Equipment (Mechanic) Program.

Show details MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - HEAVY EQUIPMENT CO-OP APPRENTICESHIP NORTHERN TIMMINS (PORCUPINE) (SITE 1) OPEN 4 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - HEAVY EQUIPMENT CO-OP APPRENTICESHIP


  • Program Code: T121
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER TECHNIQUES - HEAVY EQUIPMENT CONFEDERATION THUNDER BAY OPEN 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER TECHNIQUES - HEAVY EQUIPMENT


  • Program Code: 0372
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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