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Tower Crane Apprenticeship Program 339B Description Skip Navigation Links

This course provides the fundamentals of safety, equipment characteristics, and operational practices that apply to tower cranes. Ample hands-on practice develops the basic skills of both hammerhead and luffing jib tower crane operation and maintenance.

The Branch 3 (339B) apprenticeship requires common core and an additional 2 levels of in-school advanced training.

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

Tower Crane Apprentice - Level 2
Duration:
 80 hours over 10 days
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1 and approximately 1,500 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

Tower Crane Apprentice - Level 3 
Duration:
 40 hours over 5 days
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1 and Level 2 and approximately 2,500 hours on-the-job experience.
Format:  2.5 days (20 hours) classroom and laboratory followed by 2.5 days (20 hours) practical exercises..
Evaluation: Practical evaluations.
Accreditation: OETIO certificate

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