About the Program
International students are eligible to enroll in the Industrial Heavy Equipment Technician (IHET) program, and are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit program (PGWPP). Please note, however, that Alberta apprenticeship is a training program that is limited to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada. Temporary visa holders (such as those participating on the PGWPP) do not meet the eligibility requirements and are not able to register through the on-line apprenticeship registration system.
Activity in the areas of mining, logging, trucking, agriculture, transportation, gas processing, oilfield servicing and construction has resulted in a demand for heavy equipment service personnel with an advanced level of technical training to tackle the challenge of advancing technology. The heavy equipment service industry encompasses all on-highway and off-highway mobile equipment as well as engine-powered stationary equipment.
This program is designed for the individual who wants to enter the heavy equipment repair field as a technologist. The objective of this program is to prepare graduates to assume productive roles in industry and, with the addition of work experience, to excel in the areas of troubleshooting, system analysis, training, leadership or sales in the heavy equipment field.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $223
Tuition Cap: $2,085
Health & Dental: $132
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $450
Semester 2: $450
Semester 3: $450
Semester 4: $550
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- Grade 12 English
- Math 30-2 or Applied Math 30
- Physics 20 and Chemistry 20 or Science 30
Please note: To satisfy the science requirement, Science 30 can serve in lieu of Physics 20 combined with Chemistry 20.
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
- basic computer skills
- basic mechanical aptitude
- good analytical skills
- good communication skills
- good work ethic
A comprehensive safety program has been implemented in the Industrial Heavy Equipment Technician program. To conform with the requirements, students are expected to supply their own personal protective equipment. This equipment will include:
- certified safety footwear
- safety eyewear
- 100% cotton or flame retardant coveralls
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.