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    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Course Finder - 2017/2018

Pre-Employment Mobile Crane


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Program Description


This 9-week program is designed to offer an alternative route to those looking to enter the Crane and Hoist Equipment Operator trade. This program covers all course materials received by a first-year Crane and Hoist Equipment Operator - Mobile Crane Apprentice, as well as additional value add programming focused on safety and field operations.

Students in this program will be provided with the opportunity to operate cranes in a simulated and field environment. They will operate various types of mobile cranes: all-terrain, rough-terrain, lattice-boom crawler (simulated), and swing-cab boom truck.

The program prepares students to enter into an apprenticeship with hands-on skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will qualify to challenge the first year Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator - Mobile Crane apprenticeship exam.

Abbreviated Program Description


Prepare for a career as a Crane & Hoist Equipment Operator without needing that first job. This 9-week program is designed to offer an alternative route to those looking to enter the Crane and Hoist Equipment Operator trade. This program covers all course materials received by a first-year Crane and Hoist Equipment Operator - Mobile Crane Apprentice, as well as additional value add programming focused on safety and field operations.

Program Overview


Career Opportunities

Mobile Crane operators are employed by general contractors and subcontractors in the forestry, mining, construction and oil industries, and by crane rental companies. Employment prospects change with seasonal and economic climates.

If you chose a career as a Mobile Truck Crane Operator, you’ll need the following characteristics:

  • Good Vision
  • Depth perception
  • Manual dexterity
  • The ability to work at heights
  • The strength, stamina and ability to use proper lifting techniques to lift items weighing in excess of 25 kilograms
  • The ability to work as part of a team and communicate to ground crews, usually using hand signals and voice communication

Abbreviated Program Name


Pre-Employment Mobile Crane

Program Code


CHMP

Progression


Admission Requirements


Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • Math 10-3, AND,

  • English Language Arts 10-2
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
  • A pass mark in the SAIT Admission Examination (level 2) or pass marks in all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests is accepted in lieu of the above requirements.

Total Credits 12


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