Program Profile: Backhoe Operator




How long is this program?   Our Backhoe Operator training program is three (3) weeks in length.

Where is this program offered?   This program is offered at our main campus in Masstown.

When does this program start?   We have programs starting throughout the year!

What is the training environment like?   We train in an active aggregate production facility, which gives our students a realistic approach to heavy equipment operation. Our training site is approximately 10 minutes from our campus location in Masstown.

What will I learn?   Throughout our program, students learn the essential skills for safe and productive Loader operation. Topics covered in this training include:

  • Maneuvering Skills
  • Backhoe Stabilization
  • Trenching Practices
  • Truck Loading
  • Digging Techniques
  • Backfilling
  • Deep Hole Excavations

How many students will be in a class?   At Commercial Safety College, we believe in keeping class sizes small. To maximize the amount of personalized instruction time, we have set a ratio of nine (9) students to one (1) instructor for this program.

Is this program “industry-approved”?   Commercial Safety College prides itself on the positive relationship we have with the construction industry. We have an on-going relationship with many companies that hire our graduates. We train to the entry level standards of major companies throughout Canada. In addition, our program has been fully approved by the Private Career Colleges division of the both the Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island governments.

What are potential career paths with this training?   Backhoe Operator training can lead to a career in construction (road building, new developments, etc.), work within municipal and provincial public works departments, snow removal in the winter months, work in the landscaping sector, Western Canada Oil Field opportunities, and much more.

What will I receive upon completion of this course?   Upon successful completion of the program, students are given Entry Level Operator certification stating the number of hours completed (120 hours) and lists all course content completed.


If you would like more information on this program, call us at 1.800.667.5455 or send us a message using the “Contact Us”  form.

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