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Crane & Hoisting Equipment Operator - Boom Truck 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, as well as industrial, commercial, and residential construction? This program will prepare Apprentice Boom Truck Operators for the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Journeyperson theory and practical examinations.

Boom Truck Operators have endless career options. You could work as an employee, contractor, sub-contractor, or even start your own business! As a Boom Truck Operator, you will operate and service hoisting equipment used to move machinery and other large objects. You will learn to set up, service, and operate hydraulic booms mounted on turrets that are affixed to trucks capable of moving heavy loads.

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 boom trucks.


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.

 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