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Crane & Hoisting Equipment Operator - Mobile Crane Apprenticeship First Period

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Program Length

6 weeks

Program Description

Are you interested in a diverse career that services industries such as mining, forestry, oil and gas? This program will prepare Apprentice Mobile Crane Operators for the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training First Period theory and practical examinations.

Mobile Crane Operators have endless career options. You could work as an employee, contractor, sub-contractor or even start your own business! Mobile Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operators service and operate the hoist and swing equipment used to move machinery, materials and other large objects. Mobile Crane Operators service and operate booms that are mounted on crawlers or wheeled frames as well as traveling, fixed or climbing type hoisting equipment with a vertical mast or tower and a jib.

Operators manipulate many pedals and levers to rotate the crane, and raise and lower its boom and one or more loadlines. Some or all of these operations may be performed simultaneously.

To start your career training with Northern Lakes College you must first be a registered apprentice with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training. See for more details.

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Program Delivery

The on-site delivery is a combination of classroom lectures and lab training on mobile cranes.


Sep 11, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 - Vermilion; Nov 06, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017 - Red Deer; Feb 26, 2018 - Apr 06, 2018 - Lethbridge; Jun 04, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018 - Grande Prairie

Academic Requirements

Eligible students are determined by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT). See for more details. You must meet the entrance requirements for your specific trade, be indentured by an employer and be eligible to attend the training sessions.
RECOMMENDED PATH: Alberta High School Diploma with:
 English 30-2.
 Math 30-3.
 Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20.
 Related Career and Technology Studies courses.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  English 10-2 and Math 10-3 or a pass mark in all 5 Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests or a passing mark on AIT's Entrance Exam. See for more information on AIT's Entrance Exam.

Other Requirements



Any provider approved by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.