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Heavy Equipment Operator Training Skip Navigation Links

OETIO’s approach to heavy equipment operator training is to instruct our students in the skills of operating one specific piece of equipment at a time. We offer four separate programs including tractor-loader-backhoe, excavator, dozer and grader. We also offer each discipline in a Heavy Equipment Apprenticeship Program

Our training standards:

  • Meets the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)  Apprenticeship Standards ( of 240 hours for heavy equipment operator training
  • Each student will complete 78 hours (2 weeks) of in class theory
  • Each student trains on their own piece of equipment for 162 hours of seat time
  • Ratio:  1 instructor to a maximum of 6 students
  • After hour tutoring 
  • State-of-the-art simulation laboratory
  • Introductory training on GPS and laser control systems  
  • All  earthmoving instructors have a minimum 10+ years of operating experience
  • Complies with the Canadian National Occupational Standards
  • OETIO is an approved Training Delivery Agent  for MTCU and is registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

Tractor-Loader-Backhoe Excavator Dozer  Grader