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Mobile Crane Apprenticeship Program 339A and 339C Description Skip Navigation Links

This course provides the fundamentals of safety, equipment characteristics, and operational practices that apply to mobile cranes. There is ample hands-on practice to develop the basic skills of mobile crane operation and maintenance.

The Branch 1 (339A; 8 ton - up to unlimited tonnage) apprenticeship requires common core and an additional 3 levels in-school advanced training.

The Branch 2 (339C; 8 ton - up to and including 15 ton) apprenticeship requires only common core.

Hoisting Engineer Apprentice - Common Core - Level 1
Duration:
 240 hours over 30 days
Prerequisite: Ontario Grade 12 or equivalent, valid drivers license
Format: 6 weeks of classroom, laboratory, simulation and practical exercises 
Evaluation: Theory examinations and practical evaluations
Accreditation: OETIO certificate

Mobile Crane Apprentice - Level 2
Duration: 80 hours over 10 days
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1 and approximately 2,000 hours of on-the-job experience.
Format: 2 days (16 hours) of classroom, laboratory, simulation activities followed by 8 days (64 hours) of practical exercises.
Evaluation: Practical evaluations.
Accreditation: OETIO certificate

Mobile Crane Apprentice - Level 3 
Duration:
 80 hours over 10 days
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1 and Level 2 and approximately 4,000 hours on-the-job experience.
Format:  2 days (16 hours) of classroom, laboratory, simulation activities followed by 8 days (64 hours) of practical exercises.
Evaluation: Practical evaluations.
Accreditation: OETIO certificate

Mobile Crane Apprentice - Level 4  
Duration: 80 hours over 10 days
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1,  Level 2 and Level 3 and approximately 5,500 hours on-the-job experience.
Format: 1 week (40 hours) of classroom, laboratory, simulation activities followed by one week (40 hours) of practical exercises.
Evaluation: Theory examinations and practical evaluations.
Accreditation: OETIO certificate

Note: Hoisting engineer apprentices start their in-school training with the Level 1.


 

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