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Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport

Applied Certificate
Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport

Program Overview

Maximize your career opportunities with the Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport applied certificate program – you’ll get training in two high-demand trades at once.

The 21-week program is all about practical learning. In addition to classroom learning, you’ll get hands-on learning by working on different types of equipment. On the heavy duty equipment side, you could work on bulldozers, cranes, graders, loaders or earthmovers. On the truck and transport side, you could work on trucks, buses or highway transport vehicles.

Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport grads are in high demand, with opportunities in urban, rural and remote areas. Boost your earning power and job opportunities even more by pursuing journeyperson’s certification.

The Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport applied certificate program is delivered off campus at regional colleges and through Skills Training programming.

For more information, contact Carol Krawczyk at carol.krawczyk@saskpolytech.ca or 306-775-7475 or Richard Long at richard.long@saskpolytech.ca or 306-659-4326.

Apprenticeship Credit

Applied certificate programs can give you a head-start on apprenticeship. To learn how to apply your academic credit toward Level 1 of the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician apprenticeship program, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Successful completion of the Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport applied certificate opens a lot of doors. Look for entry-level jobs with equipment dealerships or with companies in the construction, oil and gas, forestry, mining and transportation sectors.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies

For more information, contact Rick Long at richard.long@saskpolytech.ca or Carol Krawczyk at carol.krawwczyk@Saskpolytech.ca


Length:

 21 weeks


Locations

  • Delivery is subject to needs assessment.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • 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©

  • 65 Arithmetic
  • 65 Reading
  • 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

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.

 

$12,400

For information, contact Janice Matwishyn at Janice.matwishyn@saskpolytech.ca or 306-765-1564.

Courses

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Name/Description
Credits
 
BRAK 113
Brake Systems Air Theory
1
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You will study the design, operation and service recommendations for air operated systems. Air operated anti-lock braking systems will be covered. Traction and stability control systems will also be covered.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
BRAK 114
Brake Systems Air Shop
2
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You will service, repair and test air activated foundation brake systems. Park brake systems of various designs will be evaluated. Anti-lock, traction, and stability control systems will be analyzed.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
BRAK 115
Brake Systems Hydraulic Theory
1
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You will study the design, operation and service recommendations for hydraulic brake systems. Hydraulically operated anti-lock braking systems will be covered. Traction and stability control systems will be discussed. You will also learn about electric braking systems.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
BRAK 116
Brake Systems Hydraulic Shop
2
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You will service, repair and test hydraulically activated foundation brake systems. Park brake systems of various designs will be evaluated. Air-lock, traction, and stability control systems will be analyzed. Electric brake systems will be serviced and repaired.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
ELCT 102
Electrical Basics Theory
2
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You will study the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, Ohm’s law and the use of analog and digital meters. Various faults and their effects on circuit operation will be discussed. You will study battery construction, operation, as well as testing and servicing procedures.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
ELCT 103
Electrical Basics Shop
2
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You will practice diagnosing faults in electrical circuits using digital meters. Wet cell batteries will be tested and serviced as required.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
HVAC 101
Environmental Control Systems
1
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You will become familiar with the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute’s program on environmental awareness regarding Ozone Depleting Substances.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
HYDR 114
Hydraulic Basics Theory
4
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You will study the basic hydraulic principles of flow and pressure, system component operation and maintenance procedures. You will also learn to interpret symbolic diagrams to determine system operation.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
HYDR 115
Hydraulic Basics Shop
4
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You will disassemble, inspect, measure, assemble, adjust and test hydraulic pumps, valves and motors on a test stand. You will disassemble and repair hydraulic cylinders from live machines or shop models. You will work with common types of hydraulic fittings and adaptors, and practice installing hose ends, flaring and bending tubing.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
JOBS 125
Essential Job Skills
1
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You will develop essential job skills by preparing job search documents and practicing effective interpersonal communication skills for the workplace.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 106, COMM 127, TCOM 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MAIN 104
Structural Components Theory
2
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You will cover preventative maintenance programs on both highway and off road equipment. Hoisting and rigging techniques will be discussed. On highway power unit frame and suspension systems as well as docking and coupling systems will be covered. ROPS and FOPS safety systems will be covered as they pertain to heavy equipment.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MAIN 105
Structural Components Shop
2
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You will perform preventive maintenance procedures on both off road and on highway equipment. Hoisting and rigging procedures will be implemented. Various hitching and docking systems will be analyzed. Highway tractor frames and suspensions will be inspected. Operator protection systems on heavy equipment will be inspected and repaired.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
MATH 169
Trade Mathematics
2
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You will learn mathematical concepts commonly used in your trade. After reviewing basic arithmetic and basic equations, you will solve various algebra problems as applied to your trade. You will perform Imperial and Metric conversions, and calculate the perimeter, area and volume of many common shapes, as well as use Pythagorean theorem.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): MATH 187
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
STER 102
Steering Systems Theory
2
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You will focus on basic steering geometry and wheel alignment angles, wheels and tires and tire balancing.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
STER 103
Steering Systems Shop
2
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You will service steering system components and perform a wheel alignment. You will also remove and replace a wheel assembly. Also covered will be hub removal and installation using industry approved procedures. Tire removal, replacement and balancing will also be covered.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
TOOL 154
Basic Tools Theory
1
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You will learn to identify, use and maintain hand tools and shop equipment. You will learn to read and use various measuring instruments and the proper method of sawing, filing, drilling, thread cutting, tool sharpening, and layout procedures. You will also learn to identify and use threaded fasteners and fittings, chemical fasteners and sealants. The course content includes safety rules, basic firefighting techniques and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) regulations.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
TOOL 155
Basic Tools Shop
2
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You will use and maintain hand tools and shop equipment. You will use various measuring instruments and perform sawing, filing, drilling, thread cutting, tool sharpening and layout procedures. You will use threaded fasteners and fittings, chemical fasteners and sealants. You will demonstrate safety rules and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) regulations.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
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 Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.


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).

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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