Heavy Equipment Operator

Excavator May 2014
At Commercial Safety College, we offer a unique perspective on training people to use heavy equipment. We teach our heavy equipment operator program in separated modules. What this means, is that we teach complete courses in Excavator, Loader, Backhoe, and Dozer. Our program is taught in an active aggregate pit which allows us to simulate a true working environment.


Our Heavy Equipment Operator programs includes all four pieces of equipment:

  • Excavator Operator (4 weeks – 160 hrs)
  • Dozer Operator (3 weeks – 120 hrs)
  • Backhoe Operator (3 weeks – 120 hrs)
  • Loader Operator (2 weeks – 80 hrs)

Our program is taught with a focus on “hands on” learning. The program includes:

  • Pre-Operating Inspection Procedures
  • Mechanical Classes
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Float Loading & Load Security
  • Use of Controls & Operation

Course Prerequisites:

  • Pass/Provide a Nova Scotia Medical
  • Be Physically Able to Operate Equipment
  • Minimum Grade 8 Education
  • Be 18 Years of Age
  • A Class 5 License is recommended, but not essential

Upon successful completion of each module of our Heavy Equipment Operator program, students will receive Entry Level Operator certification for all four pieces of equipment.

Program Cost: $18,290.00


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