This program provides training in the safe and effective operation of Heavy Duty Earth Moving Equipment. Some of the duties include:
- Explore the operation of heavy equipment
- Perform preventative maintenance
- Develop skills necessary to become proficient in the use of the following heavy equipment
Front End Loader
Tandem Dump Truck
Off-Highway Dump Truck
- Demonstrate knowledge of machine capabilities and industry expectations.
- Develop servicing procedures and techniques to maximize the life span of construction equipment.
- Demonstrate skills in basic machine maneuvering, control and operation in work simulated projects.
- Demonstrate knowledge of standards for road construction as well as other municipal projects.
- Demonstrate safe work practices and personal protection.
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile). It is strongly recommended that courses include the following:
i. Mathematics 1102A, 1102B, 1102C and 2102A, 2102B, 2102C or 3102A, 3102B and 3102C
ii. Science 3101, 3102, 3103
3. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Trades
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Trades) Certificate
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be at least 19 years of age at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission.
Upon enrollment into the program, students who are selecting Tandem Dump Truck must provide the following additional documentation:
i. An unrestricted Class 5 driver's license for one (1) year.
ii. A Motor Registration Division - Medical Examination Report with a vision test completed by a doctor.
iii. A Driving Abstract record showing no more than four (4) demerit points.
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Digital Government and Service NL | Motor Registration Division Online Appointments
Upon starting the program, students will be required to complete a commercial written test successfully. Once completed you will be issued a permit by the Department of Motor Registration Division that allows you to be instructed by a licensed commercial driver in preparation for a Class 03 license.
International Applicants – English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
Note: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.
Graduates may find employment in the following areas:
- General contractors
- Paving companies
- Pipeline companies