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Crane & Hoisting Equipment Operator - Mobile Crane Apprenticeship Third Period

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Program Description

Are you interested in a diverse career that services many different industries including mining, forestry, oil, and gas? This program will prepare Apprentice Mobile Crane Operators for the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Third 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



Sep 24, 2018 - Nov 02, 2018 - Red Deer; Nov 12, 2018 - Dec 21, 2018 - Medicine Hat

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Program Length

6 weeks

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Academic Requirements

Minimum Requirement: Registered Apprentice in the trade, 1st Period completed. Eligible students are determined by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT). See for more details.



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