Pre-Employment - Heavy Equipment Technician

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure


We offer the Heavy Equipment Technician - Pre-Employment program at Keyano College.

This program will give you the skills needed to succeed in an entry level position, leading to a career. The Heavy Equipment Technician - Pre-Employment program will provide you with a solid academic foundation and refreshment in the areas of trades related science, mathematics, report writing and employability skills. This program also provides technical training.

Completing this program will equip you with the technical knowledge and skills of a first year electrical apprentice. You will also have obtained many safety certifications required to work in the industry. After graduation, you will be able to:

  • Develop a professional resume and cover letter to showcase yourself to potential employers
  • Use key skill sets necessary to succeed in multiple interview formats used by employers

Transfer opportunities

Graduates may be able to transfer into the Heavy Equipment Technician - Apprenticeship program  once they become  an indentured apprentice.

Admission requirements

 Admission Requirements
  • Successful completion of English 20-2 and Math 20-3 and Science 10


  • A pass mark on all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests


  • Successful score on the AIT Entrance Exam
 English Language Proficiency
  • TOEFL: iBT with a minimum score of 71 with no score below 17
  • IELTS with a minimum score of 5.5
  • CAEL with a minimum score of 60
  • MELAB with a minimum score of 60
  • CLBA – minimum score of 7

See our Credit Calendar for other ways that you can meet the English Language Proficiency requirement.

Tuition and fees

 Full Time Fees
 Full Time Fees  Domestic Students International Students
Tuition $6,755.00  $20,265.00
Health & Dental Fee *$126.00 *$126.00 
Campus Rec Fee  $41.00  $41.00
Student Association Building Fee $13.44 $13.44 
Student Association Fee $84.00 $84.00
Technology Fee $75.00 $75.00 
Materials $77.00  $77.00
Total Fees $416.44 $416.44
Total Fees & Tuition ***$7,094.44


Please note, these estimates are based on 100% enrollment for all semesters.

* Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage - deadlines can be found at StudentCare website
*** Tuition is due 10 business days before the start of each semester.

For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar

**Nearing the end of the program students will be required to apply to AIT  to write their challenge exam.  This will be done during the program with supports from Faculty and an AIT representative.  The current cost is $110 but may be subject to change without notice.

Program Structure

 Program Structure
PEMP 100 Employability Skills 2
PEMP 101 Trades Mathematics 2
PEMP 102 Trades Science 2
PEMP 103 Technical Communication 2
PHET 110 Workplace Safety, Materials, and Systems 2
PHET 120 Suspensions, Wheels, and Systems 3.5
PHET 130 Hydraulics I and Brake Systems 3
PHET 140 Electrical I and Electronics I 3.5
PHET 150 Air Brakes 3