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Two Programs for One Industry

We offer 2 programs for careers in the Heavy Civil Construction industry: Heavy Equipment Operator and Heavy Civil Skilled Worker.

The Heavy Equipment Operator Program will train you to safely and efficiently operate a variety of heavy equipment, including dozers, excavators, loaders, off-highway trucks, graders, backhoes, skid steers, and rollers.

The Heavy Civil Skilled Worker Program is designed for those who are interested in specialized labour roles.

Note: a background in construction, work experience and or education, is required for this program.



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Program Schedule

Weeks 1-9


7 weeks of classroom training

Students gain an understanding of the heavy civil construction industry


2 weeks of hands-on training

Students gain a general introduction to heavy equipment operation; includes up to 100 hours of seat time

Weeks 10-15


Heavy Equipment Operator Program

220 hours of seat time operating equipment


Skilled worker program

Advanced placement for job shadowing in one of the many fields in heavy civil construction

Weeks 16-29


14 weeks* 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

Admission requirements

Students must:

• Be at least 17 years of age
• Have a High School Diploma or equivalent
• Have an up-to-date resume
• Have letter of reference
• Have a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence

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Course Dates

Our next intake is scheduled for February through September 2022. Application deadline is November 1, 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

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Offer of Employment

We are confident in the quality of our programs, in that all graduates are trained to begin a career in Heavy Civil Construction. As a result, all graduates of the Dexter Institute Private Career College are guaranteed an offer of employment with the Municipal Group of Companies.