Heavy Equipment Truck & Transport Technician


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The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician program is designed to give you basic training in two high-demand mechanical trades at once. Heavy duty equipment technicians work on large mobile equipment—bulldozers, cranes, graders, loaders and earthmovers used in construction, mining, forestry and more. Truck and transport mechanics work on trucks, buses and highway transport vehicles for dealers, garages and transportation companies.

At our new Trades and Technology Centre, you will learn the skills necessary to assemble, repair, service and maintain all types of Heavy Equipment and Truck/Transport vehicles. You will spend most of your classroom time in our new large shop with our experienced industry-trained instructors where you will receive an education placing you at the forefront of the technical curve. A two-week on the job work experience component in an industrial setting will build on your practical skills and knowledge.

Students may apply for Level 1 and 2 Technical Training credit and trade time upon indenturing as an apprentice with the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.

Why Parkland College?

  • Parkland College has developed strong ties to the businesses, industries and community it serves.
  • Many businesses in the area provide practicum opportunities and actively recruit our grads because they know they are educated to their own recommended standards.


Tuition & Course Info

Tuition: Approx. $6,450
Books & Materials: Approx. $4,000
Fees: Approx. $1,000
Date: August 27, 2018 – May 24, 2019
Length: 36 weeks
Location: Trades and Technology Centre, Yorkton, SK

*Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.*



AIR 170 Air Conditioning
BRAK 170 Drum and Disc Brake Systems
BRAK 171 Anti-Lock Brake and Traction
COMM 127 Industry Communications
COMP 170 Basic Computer Operation
DRTR 170 Bearings, Seals, Clutches, and Transmissions
DRTR 171 Differentials and Final Drives
DRTR 172 Tracks and Undercarriage
ELEC 171 Fundamentals of Electricity
ELEC 172 Starting and Charging Circuits
ELTR 174 Gauges and Electronic Systems
ENGN 170 Diesel Engines
EQPT 170 Equipment Operation and Maintenance
HYDR 170 Hydraulic Fundamentals
HYDR 171 Servicing Hydraulic Systems
MATH 187 Mathematics
METT 170 Steering and Suspension
METT 171 Cab and Chassis
PRNT 170 Sketching and Blueprint Reading
TOOL 170 Basic Tools
WELD 177 Welding
WORK 170 Work Experience

Important Notes

Important Notes:

  • PPE required for work placement includes: CSA Stell toe work boots, safety glasses and coveralls. Students will also need to supply their own hand tools for work placement.
  • GPA Grade Point Average of 60% or higher is required for each term. An overall 60% GPA is required to graduate with a certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
  • Heavy Equipment Truck & Transport Technician meets the technical training levels 1 & 2 for Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). To have this training technical training recognized by SATCC, your overall average must be at least 70% with no more than 10% absenteeism. Your training will be recognized by SATCC for approximately 2.5 years from the end of your program. This means you will need to register as an apprentice with SATCC within 2.5 years from the end date of the program. A field consultant from SATCC will visit your class and share information on apprenticeship. Please visit the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship website for more details.
  • Students are responsible for transportation and accommodation for the work experience component.
*Program delivery contingent upon Industry demand and support.*

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to sell, operate, maintain and repair heavy equipment, trucks, buses and transport vehicles. Start your career in an equipment dealership, transportation company, public transit operation, service and rental company. There are also hands-on jobs in construction, forestry, mining and oil and gas industries, as well as opportunities to move into sales, marketing and management. You could also open your own business.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 11 or GED with Foundations of Math 20 or Pre-Calculus 20 or Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 20.
  • English language requirement
  • Non-refundable application fee: $60.00 (online) OR $90.00 (paper)

Program Information:

Wendy Wilson
Coordinator, Trades Programs and Trades & Technology Centre Campus
Direct: 1.306.786.2590
Toll Free: 1.866.783.6766
E-Mail: w.wilson@parklandcollege.sk.ca

Admissions Information:

Christopher Kosteroski
Senior Admissions Officer/International Coordinator
Direct: 1.306.786.2588
Toll Free: 1.866.783.6766
E-mail: c.kosteroski@parklandcollege.sk.ca

Last Updated: October 5, 2017