Feb 23, 2024
The Pre-Employment Mobile Crane program is designed to give you an alternative route to enter the Crane and Hoist Equipment Operator trade. This program covers all course materials taught in apprenticeship-level, first-year technical training for the Crane and Hoist Equipment Operator - Mobile Crane, and Crane and Hoist Equipment Operator - Boom Truck Apprenticeships as well as additional value-add programming which focuses on safety and field operations.
Students in this program will be provided with the opportunity to operate cranes in both 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 - Boom Truck Crane and Hoist Equipment Operator - Mobile Crane apprenticeship exam.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to write the first-period apprenticeship exam and will earn a SAIT Pre-Employment Mobile Crane Certificate. Students will then be able to seek employment within the industry, which may lead to enrollment in an apprenticeship.
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
Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to write the first period apprenticeship exam, and will earn a SAIT Pre-Employment Mobile Crane Certificate. Students will then be able to seek employment within the industry, which may lead to enrollment in an apprenticeship.
The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.
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.
Safety: Perform tasks in accordance with industry quality and standards.
Communication: Use verbal and non-verbal skills to effectively communicate in the Mobile Crane Industry.
Codes and Documentation: Perform basic maintenance and documentation for Boom Trucks and Cranes.
Load charts: Interpret and apply load charts, manufacturers manual and other related documentation.
Equipment Operation: Operate the boom truck/mobile crane to lift and set the load.