Heavy Equipment
Operator College

Winfield, BC   |   Innisfail, AB   |   Edmonton, AB

Your first stop for superior heavy equipment training

Interior Heavy Equipment School student standing by the Excavator

Your IHE Experience

IHE trains on industry-sized iron commonly found on real job sites. Get Trained and Get Working! Sign up today and you can start a high paying career playing in the dirt in just 3 to 12 weeks. All students in 2021 receive a $400 in-store shopping spree at Mark’s Work Wearhouse to get outfitted with Dakota work boots, and other safety, personal protection gear required to be safe and comfortable while learning at IHE.

Train now. Start working in less than 12 weeks!

Our courses include hands-on machine practice and training, field theory, safety ticket training, and preventive maintenance instructions, too. Building a resume, mock job interviews, and a career exploration assignment will help ensure you are ready to rock and off to work right after graduation.

Equipment operators are employed in a variety of work sectors like forestry, mining, civil, road building, transportation and oil and gas.

Did you know, there is a labour shortage of operators right now in Canada?! Our average age of students is 35 to 55 years old, and for many, this is their second or third career.

Excavator
Loader
Dozer
Grader
Articulated Rock Truck (ART)
Rubber Tire Backhoe

Earth Mover

(All 6 pieces of Equipment)

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.

Excavator
Loader
Dozer
Grader
Articulated Rock Truck (ART)
Rubber Tire Backhoe

Heavy Equipment Operator

(All 6 pieces of equipment)

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.

Excavator
Loader
Dozer
Grader

Full Equipment

(Excavator, Loader, Dozer, and Grader)

Learn the safe and effective operation of various sizes of Excavators, the Loader, the Dozer, and the Grader.

Excavator
Loader
Articulated Rock Truck (ART)

Combination

(Excavator, Loader, and ART)

Learn the safe and effective operation of various sizes of Excavators, the Articulated Rock Truck and the Loader.

Excavator

Excavator

Learn the safe and effective operation of various sizes of Excavators.

Articulated Rock Truck (ART)

Articulated Rock Truck (ART)

Learn the safe and effective operation of the Articulated Rock Truck.

Dozer

Dozer

Learn the safe and effective operation of the Dozer.

Grader

Grader

Learn the safe and effective operation of the Grader.

Loader

Loader

Learn the safe and effective operation of the Loader.

Rubber Tire Backhoe

Rubber Tire Backhoe

Learn the safe and effective operation of the Rubber Tire Backhoe.

IHE sets students up for success. We know the industry and what is required to walk on to a job site. Therefore, we include the four basic safety tickets that employers want in all our courses.

We want our student graduates ready to walk into a job the day after they graduate so we make sure they are not only ready with training and safety tickets but we also provide personal protective equipment – hard hat, gloves, hi-vis safety vest, ear protection and in 2021 – $250 Mark’s voucher toward Dakota brand steel-toed footwear and an additional $150 toward work specific clothing at Mark’s. This is a value of $1,300 for every student to be prepared and ready for work.

Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)

CSTS 2020 is the upgraded version of CSTS-09. CSTS 2020 is comprised of nine standard modules grouped together which serves as a general construction site orientation for workers new to the construction industry. CSTS was upgraded to a new version in order to better reflect industry best practices, as well as account for legislative changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act.

First Aid

This course teaches workers how to recognize and provide intervention for life-threatening emergencies until professional medical assistance arrives.

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

This comprehensive Online WHMIS course is an engaging and thorough exploration of WHMIS basics. The course content includes:

GD2 Ground Disturbance 2

The Level II course is a 6.5 hour program that is designed for any party that is supervising a ground disturbance, independently performing a ground disturbance, or issuing and receiving ground disturbance permits.

The program ensures that Level II personnel are familiar with, and fully understand, all the regulations and variances involved when a ground disturbance takes place.

Level II is the standardized program recognized by industry regulators. Certification is valid for 3 years. This course is assessed to the ABCGA 201 Ground Disturbance Standards

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Not sure where to begin?

Call us and one of our student advisors will help you get set up with the right training program.

HEO Certifications, Safety Tickets and additional training

Did you know that professional development is also an important part of being an HEO?

Skilled, experienced heavy equipment operators often need certification for specific jobs. We not only offer certification but also an entire series of professional development courses, GPS training as well as driver training through our business partners.

Excavator
Loader
Dozer
Grader
Articulated Rock Truck (ART)
Rubber Tire Backhoe

Certification

If you already have machine operating experience, but require a certificate proving so, our certification program is for you.
Challenge/Competency/HEO Certifications are available for: Excavator, Loader, Articulated Rock Truck, Dozer, Rubber Tire Backhoe and Grader.

WHMIS

Safety Tickets

In addition to the four basic safety tickets offered with every heavy equipment training course, IHE offers in-class safety tickets for H2S Alive, Common Safety Orientation (CSO) and Transportation of Dangerous Goods.
TopCon

TopCon GPS

Get trained on the latest Topcon 3D Machine Control Systems and immediately put your knowledge to the test in a machine at our site.

Picture of an Excavator and Articulated Rock Truck (ART) on the training site

Driver Training

Class 1 and 3 licenses are required for specific job duties on a work site that utilizes heavy equipment. We facilitate acquisition of these licenses through third party partners so our students can acquire the requisite licenses for the jobs they go to.

Class 1 Driver Training (Semi-trailers)

Students acquire a class one license so they are able to drive a flat deck semi in order to haul heavy equipment to job sites.

Class 3 Driver Training (multiple axle vehicles)

  • To drive trucks with more than two axles, such as dump trucks and large tow trucks but does not allow driving a bus carrying passengers
  • To drive a tow car towing a vehicle of any weight
  • To drive a mobile truck crane