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Earth Mover 12 Week Program
Earth Mover 12 Week Course

Earth Mover 12 Week Program - $24,450

Course Description

Learn the safe and effective operation of various sizes of Excavators, the Loader, the Dozer, the Grader, the Articulated Rock Truck, and the Rubber Tire Backhoe.

Throughout the 12 weeks of training, students will receive 285 hours of training with machines as well as 170 hours of classroom theory and safety ticket training. As students progress through the course, the tasks required on the machines become more involved and challenging to ensure that they have the required skills to operate the machine in a real work situation. *Note the final 2 weeks of classroom theory is designated to the Student Final Project which will be done outside of the classroom.

Course Time Breakdown

Excavator Training: 110 Hours
Loader Training: 25 Hours
Dozer Training: 50 Hours
Grader Training: 50 Hours
Articulated Rock Truck Training: 25 Hours
Rubber Tire Backhoe Training: 25 Hours
Classroom Instructional Theory: 170 Hours

Included Safety Tickets

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
Ground Disturbance Level 2
Petroleum Safety Training / Construction Safety Training System (PST/CSTS)
First Aid Level 1

Excavator Tasks

Topics / Tasks Covered


  • Orientation*
  • Straight Trench / Backfill
  • Site Level
  • Triple Trench
  • Bench Trench
  • 1:1 Slope Trench
  • Straight Trench / Shading
  • Level Trench
  • Flat Road Build
  • Side Hill Road Build
  • Side Hill Road De-activation
  • Pipeline ROW Trench
  • Bell Hole #1
  • Basement
  • Laser Basement
  • V-Bucket Trench
  • Load Truck #1
  • Deep Underground
  • Grade Beam Trench
  • Bell Hole #2
  • Loading Ramp
  • Laser Trench
Loader Tasks

Topics / Tasks Covered


  • Orientation*
  • Backfilling & Levelling
  • Fork Day #1
  • Loading Trucks #1
  • Loading Ramp
Dozer Tasks

Topics / Tasks Covered


  • Orientation*
  • 30M Push to Ramp
  • Sump
  • Berm
  • Road Build
  • Swale
  • Side Hill Road Build
  • Side Hill Road De-activation
  • Mini Lease
  • Finish Grade
Grader Tasks

Topics / Tasks Covered


  • Orientation*
  • Figure 8 with tire
  • Windrowing
  • V Ditch
  • Road Build #1
  • Road Build #2
  • Potato Field
  • Crab Walk Grading
  • Shoulder Pull
  • Road Build With Curve
Articulated Rock Truck Tasks

Topics / Tasks Covered

Articulated Rock Truck

  • Orientation*
  • Tail Load
  • Side Load
  • Free Dumping
  • Dump to Loader
Rubber Tire Backhoe Tasks

Topics / Tasks Covered

Rubber Tire Backhoe

  • Orientation*
  • Vault Pad
  • Service Trench #1
  • Septic Field #1
  • Footing #1

Our Field Instructors, Classroom Instructors and office staff are familiar with persons of all backgrounds calling from all over Canada, the USA and even the world. Our grads have overcome physical disabilities, learning challenges, and great distances to embark on rewarding new careers. Call us today and let us help you on your way!

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