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Pre-Employment Mobile Crane - Crane & Hoisting Equipment Operator

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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.

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Program Delivery



Sep 04, 2018 - Nov 02, 2018 - Red Deer; May 20, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019 - Grande Prairie

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Program Length

9 weeks

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Academic Requirements

Minimum Requirements: English 10-2; 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.

Category A: 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.


Any provider approved by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

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