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Heavy Civil Construction

Online applications will be open here in June 2024 (for the February 2025 session).


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.

Note: For students with a background in construction (education and/or work experience), we offer the Heavy Civil Skilled Worker Program. Students enrolled in this program will be trained for work in specialized labour roles. Please contact us directly to learn more.



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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


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220 hours of seat time operating equipment

Weeks 16-29


14 weeks* with Dexter Construction

Graduates 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

This program currently runs once per year, from February through September. Our application portal will be opening in June 2024 for our February 2025 session.


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.