Dexter Institute

Heavy Equipment Operator Program

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Heavy Equipment Operator Program

Heavy Equipment Operator Program

The Dexter Institute Advantage

Students receive classroom and hands-on instruction for work in the Heavy Civil Construction Industry.

All graduates are guaranteed an offer of employment with the Municipal Group of Companies.


Students of both programs:

  • Complete eight weeks of classroom learning to gain an understanding of the heavy civil construction industry.
  • Complete two weeks of a general, hands-on, introduction to heavy equipment operation.

Four-week specialized training:

  • Students of the Heavy Equipment Operator Program will acquire over 250 hours of seat time operating equipment.
  • Students of the Skilled Worker Program will receive advanced placement for job shadowing in one of the many fields in heavy civil construction.
  • All students complete a fourteen-week* PAID work term with Dexter Construction. Graduates of both programs are guaranteed an offer of employment with the Municipal Group of Companies upon successful completion of the program.

*number of weeks may vary and are subject to change.



Students must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Have an up-to-date resume
  • Have two letters of reference
  • Have a valid Class 5 driver’s license 




Our next course intake starts in February 2021.  The program runs through mid-September 2021.



There is no cost to apply; tuition for successful applicants is $8000* plus applicable taxes, and participants may be eligible for third-party financial assistance through Student Loans or EI assistance.

*subject to change