Program Objectives

Acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to master tasks relating to the operation of bulldozers, graders, loaders, backhoe loaders, excavators and compact rollers; build and maintain roads and structures, perform excavation work, load trucks and grade large areas.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
755-001 Become familiar with the organizations involved in the construction industry 15 1
755-002 Apply health and safety rules on construction sites 30 2
841-411 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
841-434 Perform preventive maintenance and field repairs 60 4
841-443 Use basic technology 45 3
841-452 Apply principles of asphalt compaction and spreading 30 2
841-461 Communicate in the workplace 15 1
841-475 Perform handling and loading operations using a loader 75 5
841-485 Perform site preparation work using an excavator 75 5
841-495 Perform site preparation work using a grader 75 5
841-504 Break up materials using a backhoe loader 60 4
841-515 Prepare a site using a bulldozer 75 5
841-525 Perform excavation work using an excavator 75 5
841-534 Perform excavation work using a backhoe loader 60 4
841-546 Perform infrastructure construction work using an excavator 90 6
841-556 Perform infrastructure construction work using a bulldozer 90 6
841-565 Perform infrastructure construction work using a grader 75 5
841-574 Perform work using a compactor roller 60 4
841-584 Perform finishing work using a grader 60 4
841-631 Use job search techniques 15 1
1095 73

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their vocational training is to begin in a specific program of study, who hold a Training Certificate in a Semiskilled Trade, and who earned the required credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in Secondary Cycle One in general education in the youth sector or in Secondary II in general education in the adult sector
OR
Persons who are at least 15 years of age as at September 30 of the current school year, are registered in a concurrent admission pilot project or in the Trades and Occupations With a Promising Future training path, are vocationally mature and have obtained Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics. They are pursuing their vocational training and general education (youth sector or adult sector) under concurrent admission with an integrated schedule in the Trades and Occupations with a Promising Future training path in order to earn the missing Secondary III credits required for their Diploma of Vocational Studies and their Secondary School Diploma. Authorization from the Ministère de l’Éducation is required to admit a Secondary III student registered in concurrent admission to this program.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
AdultsYouthAdultsYouthAdultsYouth
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Educational Organizations Offering the Program

Schedule:

Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine

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Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
Eastern Shores SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F.P. Anchor CEOGRP1 D Mar. 7th, 2022

Nord-du-Québec

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Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
CS Kativik
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F.P. du Nunavik

Construction Equipment Operator

Construction equipment operators, also referred to as heavy equipment operators, build foundations for roads, highways and bridge approaches by excavating and grading. They load trucks, lay and spread out asphalt. They may be called upon to demolish overpasses or other structures. In the construction industry, they operate various construction equipment: power shovels, bulldozers, graders, concrete or asphalt distributors, etc. This is a stimulating job for those who enjoy working outdoors and in a team. A job as a construction equipment operator requires good vision, excellent manual dexterity and good reflexes.

Related Training(s)

Construction Equipment Mechanics
Trucking

Average Salary

Construction Equipment Operator — $26.70

Job Titles

Power shovel operator
Heavy construction-equipment operator