240 Hours:

4 Weeks
6 Days Per Week
Monday – Saturday (Sunday off)
10 Hours Per Day
7am – 5pm





We can bring our 240 HOUR HEO Program to you, all-inclusive, have a group of individuals trained while working on your project!

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PTI Programs

240 Hour HEO

This program is registered with The Ministry of Advanced Education, and is designed to safely introduce new persons to the Heavy Equipment Operating industry in a controlled environment, under the supervision of accredited qualified instructor(s).  Not only does this program meet the requirements as per Occupational Health & Safety regulations for the operation of powered mobile equipment, it offers up to 4 weeks of additional training.  Receiving training on up to 4 pieces of heavy equipment that this program offers, increases employment opportunities. Students are able to gain the much needed hands-on experience of operating heavy equipment, to be able to attain with confidence, future employment in industry.  Those who can already demonstrate the knowledge and competencies in the operation of powered mobile equipment, please refer to our 16 HOUR HEO Program.

Each program is approximately, but not limited to, 6 students on a first come, first served basis. 

Please note that equipment selection may be subject to change depending on availability/unforeseen circumstances.
There will be a maximum of 3 students assigned per piece of equipment. 

-Certificate does not expire-
Operators should be re-evaluated in situations where they have not been operating such PME regularly for a period of 3 years.

In-Class Instruction

Covers such aspects as:

• Trade Practices – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), environmental concerns, and importance of tailgate meetings, safe rigging practices and climate extremes.
• Industry Standards – Importance of good communication, International Color Code, hand signals and incident report forms.
• Equipment Components – Review of equipment manufactures service manuals, attachments and accessories.
 OH&S Regulations – Review of applicable OH&S Regulations for heavy equipment operations.

Practical Instruction

In addition to equipment operation, covers such aspects as:

• Pre-Operational Checks – To be able to complete a walk around inspection of equipment, fill-out the required equipment log books and understand the functions of all the components.
• Equipment Servicing – Knowledge of all the controls, operational functions and limitations of the equipment.  Oil changes and minor servicing as needed.
• Construction Techniques – Pre-job site safety assessment, environmental considerations, operational techniques complimenting the Pipeline Equipment Operator Trade.
• Observation & Communication – the ability to learn to communicate with individuals who are operating equipment with the use of hand signals. Observe techniques that display the capacity of each piece of equipment.




Successful Completion Criteria:

65% of overall grade will be based on practical evaluations.
25% of overall grade will be based on written exams from in-class instruction.
10% of overall grade will be based on attendance.

Students must receive a total average (including written exams, practical evaluations and attendance combined) of 70% or more in order to pass successfully and receive their certificate of completion.

Students failing to attend 90% of the program (absence of 24 instructional hours) will forfeit their certificate of completion.

PLEASE NOTE: If a student does not complete the program within the contract period and chooses to extend the contract in order to complete the program, an extension fee of $700 per day will apply, and return date to complete will be dependent on seat availability. 

Upon successful completion, students will receive a wall size (full page) Certificate of Completion, wallet size card indicating the equipment of which they were trained on, Official Transcript & Employment Contact List with current job postings within the industry.

Hours of credit can be applied to the Pipeline Equipment Operator Trade.


Registration Fee $250
(non-refundable & due upon submission of application unless covered through funding or being placed on cancellation list)

Book Fee $40
Tuition Fee $14,643
TOTAL $14,933

*** no taxes or additional fees charged ***

For a list of potential Funding/Finance options, please visit our Financial Assistance page!

 Tuition tax receipt – will be provided at year end


ALL TUITION PAYMENTS must be received by the Institute on or before the program START DATE – NO EXCEPTIONS. 

The Institute does not accept debit/credit card transactions.  Payment must be made in the form of cash, cheque, certified cheque, money order or by e-transfer to

* Should debit/credit be your preferred choice of payment, please visit any Canada Post office to purchase a money order in that form and forward the money order to the Institute.