Heavy Construction Equipment Operation

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Program description - August 2023

With the current pace of construction in Ontario, there is a high demand for skilled equipment operators to support this industry. Completion of the Heavy Construction Equipment Operation program will position you for success in the industry. This program includes a significant amount of hands-on experience, safely performing basic maintenance and operating various pieces of large equipment at one of our two program locations (Guelph or Brantford Airport). You will also be exposed to compact equipment and paving operations. This practical experience is complemented with related theory including environmental practices, soils, concrete and asphalt, surveying and site plans. By the end of the program, you will be well-prepared for success as you enter employment in the heavy construction and paving industries as an equipment operator. As a graduate of this program, you will have the opportunity to receive automatic exemption from all of the apprenticeship in-school training for the three Heavy Equipment Operator trades (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe, Excavator, Dozer) should you choose to pursue that career pathway.

For more information, please contact our Student Recruitment staff at trades@conestogac.on.ca.

Program details

Code: 1380
Start: August 2023
Campus: Guelph
Delivery: Hybrid
Length: 1 year
Credential: Ontario College Certificate

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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2024-2025 year are listed below. Books and supplies may be additional.

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Canadian

International

Tuition
$9770.00
$21244.50
Ancillary Fees
$1772.50
$3427.50
Total Fees
$11542.50
$24672.00

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2023 Winter 2024
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $6513.33 $3256.67
Administration Fee $50.00 $25.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $16.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $204.00 $102.00
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Legal Care Fee $30.00 -
eText Fee $138.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $40.00 $20.00
ONE Card Fee $15.00 $7.50
Student Services $172.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $220.00 $110.00
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $42.00 -
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $8.00 $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $60.00 $30.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $10.00 $5.00
Term Total $7888.33 $3654.17
Year Total   $11542.50

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International fee details

Description Fall 2023 Winter 2024
International Program Tuition $14163.00 $7081.50
Administration Fee $50.00 $25.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $16.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $204.00 $102.00
CSI College Int'l Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP) $530.00 -
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Legal Care Fee $30.00 -
eText Fee $138.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $40.00 $20.00
ISR $750.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $15.00 $7.50
Student Services $172.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $220.00 $110.00
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $42.00 -
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $8.00 $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $60.00 $30.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $10.00 $5.00
Term Total $16818.00 $7854.00
Year Total   $24672.00

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Delivery sequence - August 2023 - Guelph

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