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Yukon College Home Programs Heavy Equipment Technician Pre-Apprenticeship (Periods 1, 2, and 3)

Heavy Equipment Technician Pre-Apprenticeship (Periods 1, 2, and 3)

Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining
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f. 867.668.2935

Program Description

For more information, please contact the program advisor at 867.332.2347

The objective of this program is to provide students with:

  • Theoretical trade knowledge which, together with hands-on shop experience, will enable students to go on to train for employment as capable and knowledgeable first year apprentices.
  • Further acquisition of safety skills and awareness.
  • The ability to apply mathematical concepts to the heavy equipment field.

Admission Requirements

  • Math 11 or equivalent  AND English11 or equivalent; OR
  • Mature Student Status with acceptable scores on the College Placement Assessment or GED; OR
  • Pass Level A Trades Entrance exam

Other Requirements

  • Good physical condition.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.
  • Suitable work clothes and leather steel toed work shoes.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations. For details, please see www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/yfnccr.



General Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competencies in job safety skills and awareness of workplace hazards.
  • Acquire practical hands-on experience with a variety of stationary and portable power tools.
  • Complete the theoretical requirements for Level 1 heavy equipment technician apprenticeship program.
  • Have an opportunity to challenge the heavy equipment technician apprenticeship level 1 exams.
  • Acquire skills and knowledge to advance in the work force in the heavy equipment field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical concepts to the heavy equipment field.


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

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Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, students must successfully complete all courses in the program and maintain an overall "C" average (70%). Graduates of the program will receive a Yukon College Certificate.

Students may also be offered technical credit towards a Yukon apprenticeship and the opportunity to challenge the Heavy Equipment Technician Level 2 and 3 exams.