Apprentice Mobile Crane Operator

Certificate
TYPE:
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 6 months or less
FEES: Estimated at $4,960
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

A mobile crane incorporates a telescopic or articulating boom and a mobile base or chassis. This structure allows a suspended load to be raised or lowered in the vertical or moved in the horizontal plane.

Careers

A mobile crane operator works under contractors or directly for commercial building developers, building construction firms, large manufacturing companies and small, medium and heavy construction companies. You can also be your own boss as an owner/operator of a small business.

The duties of a mobile crane operator can include:

  • Perform rigging and set up of cranes
  • Operate hydraulic and conventional friction cranes and perform regular maintenance
  • Prepare and transport cranes
  • Plan lifts
  • Assemble and dismantle cranes

Crane operators must also understand and practice safety precautions to protect themselves and others and conduct pre-operational inspections.

Governing bodies

Apprentice Mobile Crane Operator Courses

A mobile crane incorporates a telescopic or articulating boom and a mobile base or chassis. This structure allows a suspended load to be raised or lowered in the vertical or moved in the horizontal plane. A mobile crane operator works under contractors or directly for commercial building developers, building construction firms, large manufacturing companies and small, medium and heavy construction companies. You can also be your own boss as an owner/operator of a small business. The duties of a mobile crane operator include: perform rigging and set up of cranes; operate hydraulic and conventional friction cranes and perform regular maintenance. Crane operators also prepare and transport cranes; plan lifts and assemble and dismantle cranes. They must also understand and practice safety precautions to protect themselves and others and conduct pre-operational inspections.

Mobile Crane Certificate: Program Outline

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Locations & Dates

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Entry Requirements

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12 or ABE/CCP Advanced Certificate or equivalent or mature student status
  2. Submission of transcripts
  3. Submission of a statement of experience/interest.
  4. Personal interview with the program co-ordinator or regional director.

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Evaluation

  • Tests and quizzes: 30%
  • Practical Assessment: 30%
  • Final Exam: 40%

Students must obtain 70% to successfully complete this program.

Program completion requirements

This seven-week program is an apprenticeship program consisting of three weeks of core theory, two weeks of crane theory and two weeks of a practical lab. Upon successful completion of the technical training exams, students will be required to complete defined work-based competencies. Those competencies include sponsor attestation (logbook) and BC Certificate of Qualification Practical examination.

Students will also be required to write the ITA Level 1 Core exam and the Level II Hydraulic 80 Tonnes and Under exam.

You may find the following links helpful in answering crane related questions and the certification process.

Invest in your future

The estimated cost for this program is $4,960
  • Fees: $4,560
  • Books: $400 (approx)

These costs are an estimate. Student fees vary by campus.

Paying for college

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Salaries and employment

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