What to Expect
Industrial Heavy Equipment Technology is a two-year diploma program consisting of four 15-week semesters. Studies include
- fluid mechanics
- petroleum chemistry
- fuel and hydraulic systems
- electricity and electronics
- fleet maintenance
The training is divided equally into theoretical and practical learning. Local industrial field trips will be taken.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average
- 30 hours per week attending classes over the course of a semester
- 10 to 12 hours per week studying and completing class assignments
Labs are fully equipped with mock-ups and training aids, which students disassemble, inspect and reassemble.
Is This Program For You?
The applicant should have a genuine interest in mechanical systems and a desire to understand the underlying theoretical principles that govern machine operation and design. The work often involves analytical troubleshooting and problem solving. Those considering this program should be eager to accept the challenge of intricate problems and find gratification in finding a successful solution.
The School of Skilled Trades wants our first-year students to become confident in their abilities, get connected to NAIT through groups, peers and staff, be supported personally and academically, get motivated to complete their program and most importantly enjoy the learning environment here at NAIT.
Being an apprentice student is quite different from being a full-time student. Apprentices are in school for short periods of time and some programs are on satellite campuses. Our goal is to improve communication with apprentices on all campuses to ensure you have access to all the services we have to offer at NAIT for you to be successful.
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- Apprenticeship Information
- Frequently asked questions about NAIT apprenticeship
- Frequently asked questions about the apprenticeship process
Women in Technology and Trades
The Industrial Heavy Equipment Technician program is supported by Women in Technology and Trades (WITT), an offering of NAIT Student Engagement. The goal of WITT is to ensure that all female students are aware of and prepared for the career opportunities that are available to them in diverse technical fields. Throughout the year, WITT provides networking events, lunch and learns, mentorship opportunities and support services that are available to women in technology and trades programs at NAIT.
- Visit the Women in Technology and Trades page
- See upcoming WITT events
- Learn more about the WITT Industry Mentorship Program