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Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport

Applied Certificate
Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport

Program Overview

The Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport applied certificate program is based at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon. It is delivered off campus at regional colleges and through Skills Training programming.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Men and women who sell, operate, maintain and repair heavy equipment, trucks, buses and transport vehicles are in high demand.

Graduates are excellent assistants to journeyperson mechanics and may find employment in construction, forestry, mining, oil field or transportation industries. Opportunities also exist in marketing, management and self-employment.

Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Please contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) for further information.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies

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Length:

 21 weeks


Locations

  • Delivery is subject to needs assessment.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 10
  • Effective for 2016 intakes: Grade 11 with one of the following mathematics: Foundations of Math 20, Pre-Calculus 20, Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 20 (Modified and General Math credits are not acceptable)
  • English Language Requirement

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 60 Arithmetic
    • Effective for 2016 intakes - 65 Arithmetic
  • 65 Reading
  • 55 Sentence
    • Effective for 2016 intakes - 65 Sentence

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

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Courses

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Name/Description
Credits
 
BRAK 141
Brake Systems
5
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You will learn the function, operation, maintenance and repair of drum, disk and multiple disc brake systems as well as bearings, seals, wheels and tires.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 81.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
COMM 127
Industry Communications
2
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You will practice fundamental employability skills related to oral and written communications. You will also practice employability skills related to working effectively with others. You will learn personal employability skills and the effect of attitudes and behaviours on successful job search.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 127A, COMM 187, COMM 191, COMM 193, JOBS 190, TCOM 105, TCOM 120, TCOM 140
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Print Distance Individual, Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Work Based Delivery
DRTR 140
Drive Trains-Theory
5
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You will study the operation, alignment, repair and adjustment procedures of various types of clutches and learn how to remove, inspect and install various seals and bearings. You will focus on gearing, gear types, gear ratios and the flow of power on a variety of standard transmissions. You will study differential gearing of various types, ratios, matching gear sets, correcting gear contact patterns, preloading and adjusting bearings, universal joints and drive line angles.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 70.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
DRTR 141
Drive Trains-Shop
5
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You will align, repair and adjust various types of clutches, and remove, inspect and install various seals and bearings. You will disassemble, repair and assemble standard transmissions. You will also disassemble, repair and adjust steerable axles, differential gearing of various types, and drivelines.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 70.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lab/Practical
DRTR 172
Tracks and Undercarriage
4
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You will study final drives, standard and planetary gear reductions and undercarriage in crawler tractors and wheeled machines. You will also learn basic rigging and hoisting principles.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 53.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
ELEC 146
Electrical-Theory
4
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You will study the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, Ohm's Law and the use of analog and digital meters. You will also study battery operation, servicing and testing, and charging and starter system operation, servicing and troubleshooting.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 62.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
ELEC 147
Electrical-Shop
3
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You will practice on electrical circuits using analog and digital meters, and service and test batteries, starting systems and starting system components. You will diagnose charging systems and components, and repair electrical circuits.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 50.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lab/Practical
MATH 159
Trade Mathematics
2
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You will learn whole numbers, common and decimal fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion, angular measurements, and length, area and volume measurements in the Imperial and Metric system. You will also learn to perform calculations as applied to the trade.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
MEHE 140
Equipment Operation and Maintenance (Theory)
1
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You will become familiar with various types of construction equipment, the major components and their functions. You will also learn how to service and maintain construction equipment.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 10.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
MEHE 141
Equipment Operation and Maintenance (Shop)
1
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You will work at a typical construction site where you will use earth-moving equipment to learn the operating characteristics of various machines. The construction work will include road building, digging borrow pits and the restoration and reclamation of wasteland and gravel pits using loaders, dozers, scrapers, backhoes, excavators and graders.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 18.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lab/Practical
SFTY 117
Safety
1
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Your studies will focus on general safety as it applies to the heavy equipment and truck and transport trade. You will learn how to use firefighting equipment and prepare the work area for safe operation. The course content includes knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 10.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
TOOL 143
Basic Tools-Theory
1
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Your studies will focus on identifying, using and maintaining hand tools and shop equipment. You will learn how to read and use various measuring instruments and the proper method of sawing, filing, drilling, thread cutting, tool sharpening and labour procedures. You will also learn how to identify and use threaded fasteners and fittings, chemical fasteners and sealants.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 16.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
TOOL 144
Basic Tools-Shop
2
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You will use layout, hand cutting, threading and power tools to develop benchwork projects (such as pullers and drill angle gauges). You will also learn the proper technique for sharpening twist drills.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 32.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lab/Practical
WORK 149
Work Experience
0
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You will participate in a work placement to further your understanding of workplace employer needs. You will become familiar with the industry and gain practical experience in the workplace.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 80.0
Equivalent Course(s): WORK 170
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Work Experience - Group

PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.


Transfer Credit

Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.

 


Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:

  • credit is granted for COMM 127 (Industrial Communications) and MATH 125 (Industrial Mathematics) in other Saskatchewan Polytechnic industrial/trades programs
  • credit is granted for the following Saskatchewan Polytechnic certificate-level Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician courses: COMM 127 (Industrial Communications), DRTR 170 (Bearings, Seals, Clutches and Transmissions), DRTR 171 (Differentials and Final Drives), ELEC 171 (Fundamentals of Electricity), ELEC 172 (Starting and Charging Circuits) and MATH 125 (Industrial Mathematics).

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