Where it Can Take You
Graduates will generally apprentice as heavy equipment technicians. Occasionally, they may apprentice as automotive technicians or millwrights, or enter larger firms, planning preventive maintenance programs.
During the four semesters of Industrial Heavy Equipment Technology program training, graduates will apply to Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training to challenge all period exams for the Heavy Equipment apprenticeship program. Those who become indentured apprentices may be granted credit toward any of the possible heavy equipment technician specialties with type and amount of credit determined by their employer.
Graduates may also choose to work in sales or purchasing, which involves the technical specifications for equipment. Entering into a business situation is made easier by the technical and management background provided in this program.
What successful grads have to say
In my position I'm required to troubleshoot problems on engines and compressors, analyze failures, interpret and write reports, and make presentations ranging from government inquiries to public relations. So far I have, at one time or another, used almost everything I learned at NAIT. I keep most of my notes and texts in my office, just in case, I have to go back and use them for a formula or to refesh my memory on something. With today's business changing so rapidly, every piece of knowledge one can learn is an asset and the IHET program gave me an excellent start.
Graduate Information & Opportunities
Continuing your studies
Graduates who become indentured apprentices may be granted credit toward any of the possible heavy equipment technician specialties with type and amount of credit determined by their employer. A graduate may also attain the full-scope status of heavy equipment technician after completion of further on-the-job training and requisite examinations.
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