The Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives 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.
Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician is a one-year certificate program offered in Saskatoon. Build the knowledge and skills you need to service, maintain, diagnose and repair heavy equipment, trucks, buses and transport vehicles. You’ll get training in:
- air conditioning and heating systems
- brake, steering and suspension systems
- electrical and hydraulic systems
- engines, fuel systems and power trains
- equipment operation and maintenance
- trade math and blueprint reading
- use of shop equipment and tools
60% Shop Time, 40% Class Time
You’ll learn from highly qualified instructors in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped heavy equipment shop facility at 135 English Crescent in Saskatoon. The industry is a big supporter of our students, which means you’ll learn on advanced equipment. You’ll also participate in an industry-based two-week work experience.
With this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).