Haul Truck Operator
Keyano College's four-week Haul Truck Operator course is designed to provide participants with essential skills needed to operate a haul truck safely and efficiently, based on manufacturer's recommendations and industry operating standards. The course runs every month of the year except for July and August. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Acceptance into the Haul Truck Operator course is based upon reviewing entrance requirements, interview, and physical demands testing. The course is conducted at the Suncor Energy Industrial Campus located at 160 MacKenzie Boulevard in Fort McMurray.
- Participants will work on Computer-based training modules covering the efficient operation of a haul truck using manufacturer's and industry standards. Participants must master each module before moving on to the next.
- Since it is always better to learn by doing, participants will practice skill sets on a simulator in a controlled environment. Each participant will master and demonstrate each skill set. Participants receive complete, consistent, objective feedback on their performance.
- Participants will study Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
- Assessment methods are of written theory and competence based testing. A completion certificate will be issued after successfully completing exercises, assignments, written exams, practical displays, and demonstration of competency, proving knowledge and skills of all modules.
Participants of the Haul Truck Operator course are eligible for a work-term experience interview, if the following criteria have been met:
- Grade 12 diploma or GED (for employer)
- Must adhere to attendance policy
- Must complete all required work within each training module
- Must obtain a "pass" grade in all training modules
- An up-to-date driver's abstract will be required
- Full payment of coop work-term fee (fully refunded if coop is not obtained)
- Work term is at the discretion of the participating organizations
- Criminal background check may be required prior to work term placement
- January 7 - February 1, 2013
- February 4 - March 1, 2013
- March 4 - March 28, 2013
- April 2 - April 26, 2013
- April 29 - May 24, 2013
- May 27 - June 21, 2013
- September 3 - September 27, 2013
- September 30 - October 25, 2013
- October 28 - November 22, 2013
- November 25 - December 20, 2013
- January 6 - January 31, 2014
- February 3 - February 28, 2014
- March 10 - April 4, 2014
- April 7 - May 2, 2014
- May 5 - May 30, 2014
- June 2 - June 27, 2014
- Proof of Grade 12 or GED
- Unrestricted Class 5 Drivers License
- Current Drivers Abstract - no more than one violation within three years
- Proof of Canadian Citizenship or permanent resident status
- Resume and References
- Interview - to be scheduled by program administrative staff
- Physical demands testing - arrangements to be made if selected for an interview
- All applicants much have a clear understanding and ability to communicate in the English language. Applicants may be required to complete an assessment to verify their English fluency level.
In Alberta, most operators work in open pit mines that extract oil sand or coal, or in rock quarries.
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Tuition And Fees
Please refer to the most recent program brochure for the up to date tuition and fees.