Road Builder Heavy Construction Foundation students are prepared for entry into the Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Apprenticeship program. In this 150-hour program, students learn correct industry terminology, how to identify and classify machines and processes, and general engineering principles related to road building and heavy construction, in addition to approximately 15 hours on HEO simulators.
In this program, students learn correct industry terminology, how to identify and classify machines and processes, and general engineering principles related to road building and heavy construction.
- Module A – Industry Orientation and Overview
- Module B – Tool and Equipment Operation and Maintenance
- Module C – Civil Engineering principles
- Module D – Work Site Preparation
- Occupational First Aid Level 1
- Traffic Control Flagging
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods
The BC road builders and the heavy construction industry hold many career opportunities in a variety of areas. These include equipment operators, truck drivers, surveyor helpers, safety operators and labourers.
- Grade 12 OR Mature Student
- English 10 or Equivalent AND
- Apprenticeship Workplace Math 10 or Higher OR
- Successful completion of a CAT assessment test
- Permission of Instructor
Complete a NWCC Bursary Application [PDF]
Only offered through Workforce Training & Contract Services. Contact WTCS for fee information.
Books & Supplies
Books are available at the NWCC Bookstore. Please contact your local campus for details.
Tool Kits are available at the NWCC Tool Crib. Kits are limited to NWCC Students enrolled in specific Trades programs only. Limited number of kits available. Cost TBA.