Heavy Equipment Operation in a Mining Environment



The Heavy Equipment Operation in a Mining Environment program is designed to prepare students to apply knowledge and technical skills to the operation and maintenance of a variety of heavy equipment.

The theoretical and practical aspects of this training are coordinated in order to simulate the working conditions. To this end, the laboratories, the compulsory exercises based on the achievement of the performance on a simulator and the specialized workshops including heavy equipment typically used in a mining environment are provided and made available to the student.

Durée du programme

285 hours of training offered in seven weeks


  • Communicate using manual and sound signals
  • Perform visual inspections prior to the use of machines
  • Operate heavy machinery to dig, move, load and level rock, gravel and other materials during construction or mining work
  • Operate heavy machines to spread or compress materials
  • Exercise and practice due diligence principles
  • Park and clean heavy equipment
  • Filling up fuel and lubrication

Conditions d'admission

Profile A
  • High School Diploma (regular courses, modified courses, or a combination of both) or Adult High School DiplomaOr
  • “Diplôme d’études secondaires (PCE”—see notes 4 and 5)Or
  • “Certificat en compétences essentielles appliquées au programme (PCEA)”Or
  • GED
Details related to admissions
  1. Any transcript containing adapted level or “Programme de compétences essentielles au marché du travail (PCEMT) ” courses will be subject to additional assessment.
  2. Applications from individuals 21 years or older who do not have a high school diploma will be subject to additional assessment.
  3. An individual who has completed mathematics courses prior to the new mathematics paths A, B, and C, should consult the guidance counsellor of the CCNB campus where the program is offered in order to determine eligibility toward the chosen program.
  4. The “Programme de compétences essentielles (PCE)” is a specific high school path which prepares the student for enrollment in one or several pre-established programs leading to one or more trades.
  5. The application of an individual who has obtained a high school diploma with courses from the “PCE”, and who wishes to change to another field of training, will be subject to an additional assessment.

Aperçu des matières

  • Plant and Machine Operations
  • Health and Safety

Renseigements additionnels sur la formation

  • Students enrolled in this program will have to deal with the realities of the profession:

Sanction des études

Aussitôt qu'il satisfait à toutes les conditions du programme, l'étudiant se voit décerner a certificate of achievement en Heavy Equipment Operation in a Mining Environment

Profil étudiant

  • This program may be of interest to the person who:
    • Likes outdoor work, regardless of the weather conditions
    • Likes working alone
    • Likes to take decisions
    • Likes repetitive tasks
    • Enjoys working with machines and objects

Perspectives de carrière

Heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures; in surface mining and quarrying activities; and in material handling work. They are employed by construction companies, heavy equipment contractors, public works departments and pipeline, logging, cargo-handling and other companies.

Emplois visés :
  • Conducteurs/conductrices d'équipement lourd (sauf les grues)

Structure du programme

  • Hydraulic Excavator Operation - Simulator Approach (Aperçu)
  • Excavator Operation - Field-Testing Approach (Aperçu)
  • Bulldozer Operation - Simulator Approach (Aperçu)
  • Bulldozer Operation - Field-Testing Approach (Aperçu)
  • Front-End Loader Operation - Simulator Approach (Aperçu)
  • Front-End Loader Operation - Field-Testing Approach (Aperçu)
  • Rigid Dumper Operation - Simulator Approach (Aperçu)
  • Articulated Dumper Operation - Field-Testing Approach (Aperçu)
  • Articulated Dumper Operation for Underground Mining - Simulator Approach (Aperçu)
  • Load Haul Dump (LHD) Operation for Underground Mining - Simulator Approach (Aperçu)
  • Work Safely (Aperçu)

septembre 2019

  • Débute : 03 septembre 2019
  • 7 weeks
  • 12500,00
  • CCNB - Campus de Bathurst
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